Trap Grounds Allotment Association

Gardening Calendar

March

  • It should be safe to plant parsnip seeds
  • Start successional sowing of chard, beetroot and spinach
  • Plant strawberries and raspberries
  • If you've sown early lettuce, they probably need thinning now
  • Lift all remaining leeks from last year to give you time to dig over the land for new planting
  • Plant sunflower seeds in pots in your cold frame
  • Cover rhubarb crowns to "force" them
  • Cut back autumn raspberries to the ground
  • Plant out onion sets
  • Sow cauliflower, summer cabbage and sprouts for summer transplanting
  • If warm enough, sow leeks in a seed bed or in pots
  • Dig, dig, dig to get your plot ready for spring planting
Picture from allotment library
Pumpkin 3 by Martin Carr