Garden, Home and Garden

Seeds to Sow in March

seeds to sow in March

seeds to sow in March

It’s Climate Week!  If you haven’t heard, Climate Week focuses on the many positive steps already being taken in workplaces and communities across Britain.  It is hoped that the power of these real, practical examples – the small improvements and the big innovations – will then inspire many more people to take their own positive steps towards greening their lives.

One great way to take real positive action is to grow your own vegetables – bringing your food miles down to zero!

If you’re a novice gardener here are some pointers of what seeds to sow in March.

Seeds to Sow in March Outside:

what to sow in March


Seeds to Sow in March Undercover:

March sowing ideas

Sowing undercover means in a greenhouse, however if you don’t have a greenhouse or don’t have space for a greenhouse (like us) a simple cloche (a plastic dome) or mini polytunnel will suffice.  We use plastic food pots rather than buying cloches to recycle and save money.

Seeds to Sow in March in Heat:

what should I sow in March

To sow in heat you can buy seed propagators which run on electric, however we just plant seeds in pots and sit them on our windowsills.  It does mean for a couple of months we are overrun with plant pots however your efforts will be rewarded later in the summer when you have a substantial bounty of fresh vegetables that you’ve grown with your own fair hands!

It’s not just about the vegetables in March though.  Sowing some flowers, such as marigolds and nasturtiums at this time of year is also beneficial by way of companion planting.  These are good at discouraging pests from eating your precious seedlings, as well as being good at attracting pollinators, such as bees.

What seeds are you sowing this March?

Look out for what seeds to sow  in April next month.  In the meantime, happy growing!


Do The Green Thing

climate change posters

climate change posters

Have you heard of Do The Green Thing?  Do The Green Thing is a public service to inspire people to lead greener lives, typically teaming up with creatives to produce striking and memorable campaigns.

For their latest campaign, Do The Green Thing will be releasing a poster a day throughout March – starting today up until Earth Hour on 23rd March (8:30pm) – encouraging people to take small steps to do the green thing:

do the green thing

Do The Green Thing say that they hope the posters, designed by top artists, will help encourage people “to take simple green actions at home, school or work. Those actions include walking, cycling, eating a little less meat, switching off lights and appliances, and enjoying a jumper or a hug instead of turning up the heating“.*

The first one is up on their Tumblr site today.  Make sure you follow along in March to see them all!

* source: Creative Review