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March Vegetables & Herbs Calendar

List of jobs to do in the Vegetable Garden in March


March in the Vegetable Garden

Below is a list of essential jobs to do in the vegetable and herb garden in March.


Because the defaults for this website are set for the UK, as well as monthly 'jobs to do calendars', we have also included seasonal calendars, so all visitors can choose the appropriate season for their location.


You may also wish to check our resources page where you can find more detailed articles explaining how to do specific jobs such as pruning, sowing and ground preparation.



Go to:-  Main Calendars Page  |  March Fruit Calendar


See individual growing pages for details



If you haven't already done so, dig and prepare the ground for sowing and planting.. Leave at least a week before attempting to rake the soil to a fine tilth just before sowing seeds


Harvesting & Storing Vegetables in March

Finish harvesting Brussels sprouts by the 2nd week in March

Continue harvesting early sprouting broccoli, winter cabbage, calabrese, spring cauliflower, chard, kale, leeks, over-wintered lettuce, parsley, parsnips


Sowing & Planting Vegetables  in March

Weather conditions can greatly affect the germination of seeds. Always wait until the soil is workable. If severe weather conditions persist into March, it's best to wait until April before sowing seed outdoors especially if the ground is still  frosted.


Globe Artichokes (seed), Globe Artichokes (offsets), Asparagus Crowns, Beetroot, Broad Beans,  Brussels Sprouts, Summer and Red Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Garlic (sets), Kohl Rabi,  Leeks, Lettuce, Onion (seed), Onion (sets), Parsnips, New Potatoes (tubers), Peas, Potatoes (maincrop),  Radish,  Shallots (sets),  Spring Onions,  Turnips

Outdoors under protection (fleece, poly-tunnels or cloches)

French Beans

Indoors or Heated Greenhouse

Celeriac,  Celery

4th week: - Aubergines, Chillies, Peppers, Tomatoes


Sowing & Planting Herbs  in March


Borage, Chervil, Chives, Coriander, Dill, Parsley (4th week)

Indoors or in heated greenhouse

Basil, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme


Protecting Vegetables & Herbs in March

Protect newly planted onion sets from birds with netting or cotton


Planning and Buying in March

There's still  time to buy vegetable seed, onion sets, asparagus crowns and seed potatoes but try to do this at the beginning of the month.

Plan vegetable and herb plots as soon as possible

Pests and Diseases

Companion Plants

See Individual growing pages

See Individual growing pages

In the Kitchen



Whilst there is general storing, preparation and cooking information on the individual growing pages, for lots more cooking, storing and preserving  information and recipes visit our sister site www.recipes4us.co.uk




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