March gardening tips

Growing aromatic herbs
March 10, 2010



Let's see March top gardening tasks.

Black PrinceIt's warmer, and last year plants are emerging from winter dormancy. Take a look at the last year chili peppers.

If it's not too hot, you can still compost.


Orange zest

March harvest


Lemon and orange zest can be dried and used for desserts, teas and as spices.

Lemon Pepper: a spice with lemon zest

You can also harvest lemon grass, for many thai recipes.


Parsley

Sowing and transplanting


In March you can begin the direct sowing, and do the last indoor sowing.


Chili repottingIf it's warm enough, you can repot the chili plants.

During March you can propagate chives and chives garlic (nira) by division.


Rooftop

Rooftop gardening


For all the rooftop gardeners: tips for sowing, transplants and harvest in the post March rooftop gardening tips: A new season begins.


Seeds to sow in March


Vegetables
Direct: asparagus, barilla plant, beetroot, cabbage, carrot, celeriac, chard, chickpeas, chicory, corn salad, head lettuce, Jerusalem artichokes, kohlrabi, lentils, lettuce, mizuna, parsnip, peas, potato, radish, rocket, spinach, turnip, white onion.
Protected: artichoke, aubergine, beans, bell pepper, broad beans, broccoli, cardoon, celery, chili pepper, courgette, cucumber, endive, french beans, leek, melon, okra, pumpkin, purple onion, strawberry, tomatillo, tomato, watermelon.

Aromatic herbs and herbal teas
Direct: agrimony, alfalfa, angelica, anise, calendula, caraway, chamomile, chervil, coriander, cress, dandelion, dill, fenugreek, flax, marjoram, milk thistle, mustard, parsley, rhubarb, safflower, sorrel, sweetclover, tansy, tarragon, welsh onion, wild fennel, wild garlic, yarrow.
Protected: balm, basil, catnip, chives, chives garlic, comfrey, cornflower, hyssop, lavender, lemon grass, licorice, lovage, marsh mallow, oregano, pennyroyal, rosemary, sage, savory, thyme.

Rocket

Seasonal cooking for March


Seasonal herbs and spices: Borage, chamomile, cilantro, cress, dill, lemon grass, nettle

Seasonal Vegetables: Asparagus, artichokes, baby onions, broccoli rabe, broccolis, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chicory, fennel, kale, leek, lettuce, onions, savoy, rocket, spinach, sprout, Swiss chard, turnips.

Seasonal Fruits: Apples, grapefruits, kiwi, lemons, oranges.



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Comments

Author: FrancescaV (URL)
10/03/2010

è un piacere conoscere il tuo blog, in questo post poi segnali molti link interessanti pe questo periodo, me li leggerò. Io sono romana ma abito a Strasburgo, ho un minuscolo balconcino dove dorrei mettere un po di piante di odori che non mi muoiona durante il freddo inverno, tipo roasmarino, alloro, e cos altro? Grazie mille, un saluto!


Author: Graziana
11/03/2010

Salve Francesca, temo che il rosmarino possa avere problemi con inverni rigidi, consiglio senz altro il timo serpillo, più resistente del timo vulgaris, poi menta e tutte le piante annuali che in autunno muoiono come aneto, coriandolo, basilico di vari tipi. Buona coltivazione!


Author: Joanne (URL)
13/03/2010

Awesome gardening tips! Someday when I have a garden, you will definitely be my guru.


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