Tuesday, 2 March 2021

March tips in your Garden

March Jobs 

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"Whether you tend a 
garden or not, you are the
gardener of your own 
being, the seed of your

The  Findhorn Community

Days are starting 
to get longer 
which is truly wonderful.


1. If you don't currently 
have a garden
but desperately want 
to grow something
get some old egg boxes, 
buy some seeds like cress
or parsley and plant 
them in some 
compost on your window sill.

2. Cover them over 
with some cling film 
idealy and leave them 
in the light.

3. Leave them alone 
apart from a little water 
and wait until some growth 
starts to appear 
through the compost. 

4. It is pure delight when 
your little seeds start to show 
through the compost.


Some helpful tips 
for beginners

Snowdrops, crocuses 
and daffodils 
grow from bulbs.


They have to be planted 
during the autumn
 so they will flower 
in the spring.


5. This is just an example 
of a shrub that I have just 
pruned in my garden.

By this I mean, cut off 
its dried seed heads
and cut it back so
 it looks tidy and
ready for the new 
growth to start over 

So the leaves you 
see is the new 
season's growth.


This is a winter herb 
which is healthy but needs 
to be cut back, removing
 the old dead growth
 so it will keep growing well. 

We gardeners like a tidy plot.


More gardening tips for March

6. As it is still early in the year
if you can't wait any longer,
then buy little vegetable
plant plugs to grow indoors.


They can be peas 
or broad beans.

But they need to be 
in direct light on 
a window sill 
where they can keep 
growing evenly.


7. We need to start 
thinking about
using our home made 
compost around our plants.

Here are two compost 
which I have in 
my garden. They are just 
for woody stems and 
bigger garden compostable 
branches, raked up grass etc.


Composting is a really 
importatnt part of 
having a garden.


If you do not have 
a lot of space you can
 buy large composter bins. 

Like these ones here. 

I have two large 
composter bins which 
I fill up with vegetable 
scraps,egg shells, 
cardboard etc.