Are you wondering what to sow in March?
In this article, we will talk about what to sow in March based on the type of climate!
The sowing calendars (or the indications of the sachets of seeds) normally indicate a time window of a few months for sowing each type of seed.
This depends on the fact that in Italy different climatic zones coexist which totally condition the life cycle of plants.
For example: take typical winter vegetables such as peas and beans. In the gardens of the Mediterranean belt, the first fruits begin to appear, while in the internal areas the seedlings have just sprouted. Generally in the north, the soil is still so cold (and sometimes covered with snow), that sowing will not be possible until spring.
The same thing happens in the summer with tomatoes: while with the crops of some plantations we start to prepare sauces and preserves, in the mountain areas the seedlings are still transplanted.
What to sow in March
If your vegetable garden is no longer covered with snow, you have a wide variety of vegetables to sow:
Celery broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower beans pea lettuce endive garlic radish beet carrot.
Going back to what to sow in March, some varieties need more time to germinate, so you could start with peppers and aubergines and continue with onions and tomatoes.
Don’t rush with cucurbits, such as courgettes, pumpkins, cucumbers, watermelons, and melons.
They are plants that germinate quickly and can be sown in the following months.
Plants that bloom in winter
In this part of the year, the gardens are a bit sad. We can, however, give it a touch of color with some plants that bloom in the middle of winter. Cyclamen, primroses, and violets will fill your terrace or garden with color, waiting for the flowers of the autumn bulbs to finish forming (crocuses, freesias, irises, hyacinths, daffodils, ranunculus, and tulips).
No problem if you forgot to plant them, in this period it is easy to find the plants ready to be transplanted outside.
In March, watch out for aphids
In areas with mild winters, the first aphids, the plant lice, begin to appear in March. They are easily recognized because they prefer the tenderest buds and new leaves. It is not uncommon to see them on the tips of the beans, at the bottom of the leaves of the beets or near the artichokes.
Remember that it is a cyclic plague, which is easily eliminated thanks to the use of insecticides. The offer is very wide, they are available in various formats, such as in ready-to-use sprays or in bottles to be diluted and sprayed with your own applicator.
In addition, the majority of these insecticides is not just for lice, but are suitable to treat other parasites typical orchard and garden.
If after elimination the aphids reappear, prolong and keep the application of the remedy constant. Some are effective on adults, but not on eggs, which will hatch giving rise to a new generation of lice. This could lead you to think (wrongly) that the product is not effective when in reality it is not so.