March is a very fruitful month for owners of vegetable gardens and gardens. In the first spring month, summer residents are full of trouble. It’s time to plant and sow vegetables, plant fruit trees and prepare beds for the upcoming harvest.
Inspect and prune the trees
Take a walk around the garden and see how the trees are doing after winter hibernation. First of all, examine the young trees. If the tree has dead, damaged or diseased branches, cut them with secateurs to the first healthy bud. Coat the damaged bark with a special paste for trees.
Also, do not forget to cut raspberries, blackberries and currants if necessary.
Turn the trees white
There is no consensus among gardeners whether trees should be whitened or not. Someone believes that this is a useless procedure. And its supporters are convinced that whitewash protects trees from sunburn and insects. If you decide to whiten the trees, the beginning of March is the right time to do it.
Plant new trees
If the ground has already thawed and there are no frozen lumps in it, you can already plant trees in the garden. Apricots, plums, apple trees, early pears, cherries and cherries, lilacs, jasmine, walnuts can be planted in March. Peach can be planted in the southern regions of Ukraine. Be sure to make sure that the buds on the seedling have not yet swollen, otherwise it will not take root.
Treat the garden from pests
When the temperature outside is +5° and above, it is time to spray the garden against pests. This treatment will save a lot of the harvest. You can treat the garden with a universal insecticide from an agricultural store. It is necessary to spray the garden before the buds swell on the trees.
Berry bushes and strawberries can be watered with hot water (70°) instead of chemicals.
By mid-March, all migratory birds will arrive. Hang some grain houses for them in the garden. Birds will hunt garden pests.
The main thing that summer residents need to do in March is to plant vegetable seedlings on the windowsill. At the end of spring, seedlings are transplanted from pots to the site.
At the beginning of March, seedlings are sown:
- early tomatoes;
- cauliflower and white cabbage.
In the middle and at the end of the month, you can plant seedlings:
- early carrots;
Prepare the beds for planting
In order for the future crops to take root well in the garden and give a rich harvest, the beds must be fertilized in advance. How to sprinkle the beds in the spring depends on what you plant on them. Cabbage and zucchini love compost, and cucumbers and eggplants will be happy with humus.
Plant vegetables and flowers in open ground
March is still too cold for most plants. But some vegetables and flowers can already be planted on the site. Among the vegetables are radishes, early carrots, peas, beets and greens. Among the flowers are snapdragon, bluebells, echinacea, azarina, petunia, annual asters.