What to do in the garden in March

What to do in the garden in March

As winter fades, March brings a vibrant season of growth for your UK garden. Here’s your complete guide on activities in various garden areas:


Vegetable Garden:

  1. Sow tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, French beans, cucumbers, celery, and celeriac under cover.
  2. Plant summer cauliflower, carrots, cabbage, parsley, turnips, Brussels sprouts, early peas, summer spinach, lettuce, and radishes outdoors.
  3. Sow leeks, parsnips, onions, leaks, seakale, and kohlrabi.
  4. Plant Jerusalem artichokes, shallots, garlic, and Autumn-sown onions.
  5. Plant early potatoes and rhubarb. Make a raised bed to force crops.
  6. Frame raised summer cabbages sown last month and autumn-sown cauliflowers can be planted out.
  7. Feed Spring cabbages with Ecoworm Soil Extract.
  8. Sow herbs like basil, chervil, thyme, sage, and marjoram indoors.


Fruit Garden:

  1. Finish planting new fruit trees and bushes.
  2. Spray apple, pear, cherry, peach, and plum trees against pests. Consider using Ecoworm Potassium Soap.
  3. Prune fruit trees, bushes, and autumn raspberries.
  4. Plant raspberries and start strawberry beds.
  5. Plant blackcurrants, white currants, and redcurrants.
  6. Protect fruit trees & bushes from frost.



  1. Rake the lawn to remove dead leaves and moss.
  2. Trim lawn edges and feed it with Ecoworm Soil Extract.
  3. Prepare soil for new turf or seeding.
  4. Scarify and rake the lawn.
  5. Lay a new lawn.


Trees & Shrubs:

  1. Prune late flowering climbers and shrubs. Mulch with Ecoworm Soil Extract.
  2. Protect delicate shrubs from frosts.
  3. Plant new climbers and check supports.


Flower Garden:

  1. Plant herbaceous perennials like Geranium, Astrantia, and Oriental poppies.
  2. Lift and divide established plants.
  3. Sow half-hardy annuals and alpines under cover.
  4. Prick out seedlings from previous sowings.
  5. Plant gladiolus and other corms.
  6. Take cuttings of chrysanthemums, fuchsias, pelargoniums, and dahlias under glass.


Embrace the changing season and cultivate a garden bursting with life and color!

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