Have you ever grown your own strawberries? How about making a Sunday roast using only home-grown veg? Even in the coldest parts of the UK, a wide variety of fruit and veg can be grown in your own home/garden. Here are Wonderlawn’s recommendations for what to plant and sow in March:
Grow your own strawberries!
Strawberries are actually incredibly easy to grow, and they can be grown almost anywhere. From planting to picking, strawberries are the fastest fruit you can grow. Here’s Alan Titchmarsh’s guide to growing a succulent strawberry crop.
Spice up your garden and add flavour to your food
Herbs such as coriander, chives, dill, and parsley can be sown in containers or directly into the ground. Although autumn is arguably the best time to plant garlic, some varieties perform better when planted earlier in the year.
Even though you can sometimes successfully grow garlic using standard supermarket-bought cloves, it’s important to remember that many of these varieties are chemically treated to never sprout. There is also an additional risk that these cloves can introduce a foreign disease to your garden, so it’s best to use garlic bulbs from a source that you can trust.
The Sunday-roast essentials
Peas, turnips, leeks, parsnips and carrot seeds can all be planted at this time of year. Everyone knows that home-made Sunday roasts are the best, so imagine how much praise you’ll get from the family by using only home-grown vegetables too? It’s healthier, cheaper, and a great way to encourage the younger ones in the family to learn about healthy eating.
Chillies can be grown even in the coldest parts of the UK, and starting as early as possible in the year gives them more chance to ripen in time for summer. Start the seeds in a greenhouse or warm windowsill, and then take the plant outside in May.
And you don’t need to make a huge investment in a greenhouse in order to successfully grow your own fruit and veg in the UK. Take a look at this guide to finding the best mini greenhouse for your needs.
If you’re not the gardening type but still want a garden that looks immaculate all your round, then artificial turf might be for you. You can learn about Wonderlawn’s products and services here.