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March Seed Sowing: A Beginner’s Guide to Starting Plants Indoors

by Gregory
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March Seed Sowing: A Guide for Beginners


Spring has arrived, but don’t be fooled by the warm weather! March can still bring frost, so it’s best to start your plants indoors in a greenhouse or under cover.

Best Plants for March Seed Sowing

  • Vegetables: Lettuce, beetroot
  • Flowers: Cornflowers, love-in-a-mist

Starting Plants from Seed

  • Fill trays or modules with compost.
  • Scatter seeds over the compost.
  • Cover the seeds with a thin layer of compost.
  • Water the seeds gently.
  • Place the trays or modules in a warm, sunny spot.

Growing Vegetables

  • Lettuce: Start lettuce seeds indoors and transplant them outside next month.
  • Beetroot: Use the cluster sowing method to grow beetroot. Sow a pinch of seeds into each module and plant them outside in clumps.

Growing Flowers

  • Cornflowers: Plant cornflowers in borders or grow them in pots for cutting.
  • Love-in-a-mist: Sow love-in-a-mist seeds directly in the soil. They will self-seed and pop up in unexpected corners for years to come.

Tips for Success

  • Protect your seedlings from frost by keeping them indoors or under cover.
  • Water your seedlings regularly, but don’t overwater them.
  • Fertilize your seedlings once they have developed their first true leaves.

By following these tips, you can successfully start your plants from seed in March and enjoy a beautiful garden all summer long.

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