March

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Preparing

Harvesting

Start in seed trays:

This is the busiest month for harvesting, preserving, and storing.

Planting

 Herbs

Transplant:

  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Collard Greens
  • Leeks
  • Onions
Plant:

Maintainance:

  • Divide perennial herbs (eg Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Marjoram, Chives)
  • Take cuttings from perennial herbs

Maintenance 

  • Check for whitefly
  • Save bean seeds
  • Check for powdery mildew (Old milk milk diluted with water as a regular spray is effective)
  • Prune stone and pip fruit (after fruiting)
  • Check for scale on citrus (sooty mould)
  • Clear any fallen fruit from trees – pick up deadfall
  • Add comfrey or Yarrow to compost, cut comfrey regularly and put in a barrel of water for fertiliser.
  • Feed leafy greens
  • Feed stonefruit and apples
  • Feed citrus for last time before winter
  • Stake tomato plants
  • Take cuttings from figs
  • Prune asparagus once it has it’s autumn colour
  • Check for aphids
  • Stake fruit trees
  • Prepare winter garden beds for crops or sow a green crop (alfa alfa, clover, blue lupin, mustard, barley and oats)
  • Black plastic over the soil will help keep it warm and  will help capsicums ripen