Well, gardeners, it’s just about our time to shine! The month is March and the sun is starting to shine more and more, every day! If you’re overwhelmed or excited to get growing, we’re here to help. Let’s get ourselves organized with a few gardening tips for March so that we can enjoy each sunny day coming our way!
Whether you still have snow on the ground or you’re blessed with green grass, Spring is on its way and it’s time to get busy! For us gardeners, March is a great month for fertilizing, pruning, re-potting, sowing and more! To help get ready for a new planting season, check out our handy March to-do list below.
|Watch for arrival of fresh and new nursery stock. We’re starting to get more and more each day!|
|Build up your soil with bone meal, manure, or with your own garden compost.|
|Feed established outdoor plants with Nurseryland All purpose 20-20-20 plant food.|
|Start Tuberous Begonias inside now, transport outdoors when the soil is workable.|
|Do a clean-up rose pruning now.|
|Try building raised beds in your vegetable garden this year, drainage is much improved and the soil temperature is 8-13F or higher.|
|Check for drainage! Walk your lawn to see where water has collected and make repairs as needed.|
|Plan out your garden to make sure the growing conditions for all your plants are met. Consider growing vertical gardens for extra space and privacy!|
|Feed houseplants with garden prod Palm & Tropical Fertilizer, 9-3-3 and repot houseplants for optimal growth.|
Sowing In March
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, sowing seeds indoors is one of the best things you can do as a gardener! Not only is it nice to get a head start on your garden when you’re cooped up indoors but it also gives you more time to enjoy everything your plants have to offer. What you’re able to sow now will depend on where you’re located, so we’ve made a handy cheat sheet for you to check what you can sow indoors for March in your region.
|South Coastal, BC||Broccoli, Sage, Mint, Cabbage, Rosemary, Sweet Pea, Tomato, Viola|
|Interior, BC||Pepper, Onion, Tomato, Artichoke, Pea, Broad Bean, Oregano, Marjoram, Dianthus, Agastache|
|Canadian Prairies||Leek, Onion, Pepper, Artichoke, Pea, Oregano, Thyme, Lemongrass, Digitalis, Lavender|
|Southern Ontario||Asparagus, Arugula, Pea, Sesame, Lettuce, Parsley, Catnip, Mint, Bergamot, Digitalis|
|Southern Quebec||Lavender, Rosemary, Sage, Mint, Nigella, Viola, Sweet Pea, Claytonia, Onion, Pepper|
|Maritimes||Thyme, Oregano, Catnip, Alyssum, Digitalis, Sweet Pea, Leek, Onion, Broad Bean, Artichoke|
|Northern Canadian Regions||Artichoke, Leek, Onion, Oregano, Rosemary, Mint, Sage, Digitalis, Viola, Columbine|
Potting In March
For more fun in the garden, check out what Gord has to teach Jasmine about creating and transplanting seasonal potted displays on this week’s episode of Get Up and Grow, Potting Up Heathers and Other Plants Before Moving Them Into The Garden.