Your March Gardening Guide
Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s time to grow. Here is our March Gardening Guide:
Plant summer-flowering bulbs
Some of the most striking flowers can be planted now, ready to wow you in summer. Beautifully scented lilies and gorgeously ruffled gladioli are true showstoppers. It’s as easy as just popping their bulbs in the ground, watering and waiting.
Lilies, while stunning, are toxic to feline friends so try planting some Canna tubers instead, which are a strong tropical looking summer ‘bulb’ and totally safe for cats. There are a huge range of these kinds of bulb in stock here at Summerseat Garden Centre – have fun browsing them all and find the ones that you’ll be happiest to greet in the summer months.
Shallots, onions and early potatoes
Probably the easiest veggies to grow, onions and potatoes are also incredibly versatile once harvested. Think nice hearty soups, roasties and hash browns! Pop onion and shallot sets straight into the soil and harvest them once half of the leaves have yellowed and bent over. Don’t forget to leave them to dry for a few days before using. We have different varieties in stock to suit various tastes and needs so feel free to ask one of our staff before making your selection.
Sow your seeds
Seed packs will give you details of whether seeds can be sown outdoors or indoors. Some seeds need warmth to germinate and grow, such as tender and half-hardy flowers and vegetables. Sowing indoors allows you to get plants off to an early start and give them the protection they need.
You can sow into small pots, seed trays or modular trays. If you choose to re-use seed trays or pots from last year, make sure they are thoroughly cleaned out. Seeds that can be sown outdoors should be done so in mild conditions and light soil.
For all your March gardening needs and further advice, visit Summerseat Garden Centre.