vegetable planting

Planting Crops and Vegetables in March

vegetable planting

 

In March, when spring is approaching in Ireland, it’s a good time to plant various types of Irish plants, but you will see that Michael O Sullivan Gardening and Tree Services, Dublin-based gardening experts,  are mostly recommending planting crops and vegetables. If you have an allotment or an area in your garden your grow your veggies then now is the time to get busy.

Here are some examples:

Wildflowers:

March is an excellent time to sow seeds of native Irish wildflowers such as bluebells, primroses, cowslips, and foxgloves. These plants add natural beauty to gardens and help support local ecosystems by attracting pollinators.

Potatoes:

Potatoes are a staple crop in Ireland and can be planted in March. Early varieties like “First Earlies” can be planted in March for a summer harvest.

Herbs:

Many herbs thrive when planted in March. Irish favorites such as parsley, chives, thyme, and mint can be sown in pots or directly into the ground.

Cabbage and Kale:

March is a good time to start planting cold-hardy vegetables like cabbage and kale. These crops can withstand cooler temperatures and will provide a bountiful harvest later in the year.

Peas:

Peas can be planted in March, either directly into the ground or in containers. They prefer cooler temperatures, making early spring an ideal time for planting.

Onions and Garlic:

Onions and garlic can be planted in March. These crops prefer well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight.

Rhubarb:

Rhubarb crowns can be planted in March. They are a perennial favorite in Irish gardens, providing tart stalks for pies and desserts year after year.

When planting in March, it’s essential to consider local weather conditions and soil quality to ensure the best chances of success for your plants.

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