March gardening tips
Growing aromatic herbs
March 10, 2010
Let's see March top gardening tasks.
It'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.
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.
Sowing and transplanting
In March you can begin the direct sowing, and do the last indoor sowing.
If it's warm enough, you can repot the chili plants.
During March you can propagate chives and chives garlic (nira) by division.
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
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.
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.
Aromatic herbs in March