2024 Spring Kickoff

It’s great to be back outside in the fresh air and bird song at the garden. This March the goldfinches were spotted having a field day despite the soggy weather. Community gardeners old and new are getting their beds ready and early plantings in for a jump on the growing season.

Our recently awards Community Beds Project is off to a new start as well. We have rotated to a different bed than last year to grow spuds and add some red onions as companions. We will soon plant mangtout which does well in cool conditions.

What is growing this March in our garden?

Direct sowing of:

  • Seed onions (small bulb onions)
  • Lettuce
  • Radishes (french and red cherry type)
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Artichoke (globe)
  • Parsley
  • Beetroot
  • Coriander
  • “Asian greens”, mustard greens, mizuna, pak choi etc
  • Early potatoes (chitted or unchitted)

Indoor seed starts:

  • Tomatoes (try to get blight resistant seed)
  • Chit potatoes (earlies or main)
  • Peppers
  • Extra rounds of lettuce

Other great things to do:

  • Weed out beds
  • Clean pathways and mulch over with wood chips
  • Turn and manage compost
  • Remove invasive three corned leek or other invasives (can add leek to soups or pesto)
  • Install a nesting box or insect hotel

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