First of all you will have to prepare your vegetable garden here are some steps:
Choose location : find a place well exposed to the sun, with fertile and well-drained soil. Avoid shady areas and places that have been used for growing vegetables recently.
Delimit the space : delimit the space of your vegetable garden by using wooden edges, stones or gardening boards. This will help you keep weeds out and mark out the planting area.
Prepare the ground : the soil must be worked deeply, removing stones, roots and weeds. Add compost or manure to enrich the soil and improve its quality.
Plan layout : plan where you will plant each vegetable and draw a plan for your vegetable garden. This will help you maximize the space available and avoid planting vegetables that don’t grow well together.
Plant the vegetables : follow the specific instructions for each vegetable and plant them at the right depth and the right distance from each other. Use tags to identify plants and seedlings.
Water regularly : Water your plants regularly to maintain moist soil and healthy growth. Avoid overwatering as this can damage the roots and cause disease.
Maintain regularly : weed regularly, add compost if necessary and remove dead leaves and branches.
By following these steps, you can prepare a vegetable garden that will give you good, fresh, healthy vegetables throughout the growing season.
What to plant in March
Which vegetables to plant in your vegetable garden in March depends on your region and the local climate. However, here are some vegetables that can be planted in March in most regions of France:
- Peas: Peas are easy-to-grow vegetables and can be planted in March. They grow quickly and can be harvested in May-June.
- Carrots: Carrots can be sown in March if the soil is warm enough. They require well-drained soil and should not be over-watered.
- Lettuces: lettuces can be sown in March for an early harvest. They require well-drained soil and can be harvested about 2 months after sowing.
- Spinach: Spinach can be sown in March for harvest in the spring. They grow quickly and can be harvested 6-8 weeks after sowing.
- Radish: Radishes are quick and easy to grow vegetables that can be sown in March. They can be harvested 3-4 weeks after sowing.
- Cabbage: Certain types of cabbage such as cauliflower, kohlrabi and broccoli can be sown in March for harvest later in the year.
- Onions and shallots: Onions and shallots can be planted in March for harvest in late summer.
It is important to check the local climatic conditions before planting and sowing to ensure that the vegetables have the best chance of growth and production.