MARCH IN THE GARDEN CALENDER
March is a busy month in the garden. Weather permitting you can start to sow the following outside: carrots, parsnips, leeks, beetroot, lettuce, cabbage and cauliflower. Watch the weather for frost warnings and cover outdoor seedings to protect them from frost. Start hoeing your soil regularly to keep weeds at bay. Prune and feed your roses, this will help them grow stronger and produce more plentiful blooms in summer.
Potatoes are still very much one of Ireland’s most popular vegetables and the good news is that they are pretty easy to grow. Whether you prefer a waxy or floury spud there is a variety for you. Plant your seed potatoes in a deep, fertile soil in March and enjoy delicious homegrown potatoes 10-12 weeks later. Alternatively, if space is limited potatoes also preform well in potato grow bags. Onion setts and garlic are also versatile bulbs to sow in the Spring. As with our seed potato varieties our onion setts and garlic varieties are chosen for their excellent flavour and high yields, ensuring a plentiful supply for the kitchen.
Popular varieties include fragrant Tree Lilies growing to a height of 2.5mtrs year after year, beautiful double flowered Paeonies, extra long flowering Alstromerias and exotically lush Cannas