Allotment Jobs For March

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March feels like the month when you can start getting going in the allotment again. Spring will be upon us, and with it comes many jobs to be done!

Mulch Beds

Add a layer of compost
Mulch beds with compost or well-rotted manure

Now is the time to bring your allotment beds back to life. Mulch them with some compost or well-rotted manure to give them a much-needed boost ahead of spring.

Think of it this way, your soil worked hard last year and is in need of a little TLC!

Make Runner Bean Trenches

Adding foodscraps is a great way to boost your soil
Runner bean trenches are the allotmenter’s favourite

If runner bean trenches are something you do, then you need to get started with yours now. This way all the food scraps you put in will have plenty of time to rot down when you plant your runner beans.

If you don’t know what a runner bean trench is, then let me explain. It is a fairly shallow trench in which you pile a load of food scraps and other compostable material/

You then cover it with soil and leave it to rot down. When the time comes to plant your runner beans, you plant them above this trench. Then as they grow, they use all the nutrition created by the rotting food scraps.

Sow Seeds

Sowing Seeds In A Seed Tray]
Sowing Seeds In A Seed Tray

There are lots of seeds you can be sowing now. For a complete breakdown, read my seeds to sow in March article.

Here are a few ideas: Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Peppers & Aubergines indoors.

Peas, onions, and broad beans can all be sown outdoors.

Fertilise Your Soil

Fish Blood and Bone
Fish Blood and Bone

Adding organic feed like fish blood and bone to your soil is a great idea. This helps to rejuvenate tired soil, ready for a tough year of growing!

Natural Feed
Westland Fish, Blood and Bone Plant Food, 4 kg
£9.99 £8.99 (£2.25 / kg)
  • Use Fish, Blood and Bone to provide your plants with a natural food source that feeds plants nutrients slowly
  • Fish, Blood and Bone can be used to feed flowers, fruit, trees, shrubs and vegetables
  • Apply fish, blood and bone every 4 -6 weeks to sustain good soil fertility
  • Fish Blood and Bone has an NPK fertiliser of 3 - 9 - 3
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03/01/2024 02:27 pm GMT

Finish Cleaning

Wash Your Greenhouse
Wash Your Greenhouse

With not much going on in the garden or allotment, it gives you plenty of access to see what needs cleaning.

It would be best to give your greenhouse and/or polytunnel a good clean-down to reduce the chance of viral and fungal diseases.

Plant Seed potatoes

Chitting Seed Potatoes
Chitting Seed Potatoes

You can start to plant your early potatoes now.

First earlies are commonly planted in march, with second earlies following in April.

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  1. can’t wait for summer ,to get my toms and peppers out gardening is hard work at first, but once i am organised i start to enjoy it so much

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