Read in English Kyk na ons blitsgids om jou te herinner wat alles in die tuin in Maart gedoen kan word. Plant dromerige hibiskus. Dit is ŉ reeks laatsomerblommende struike om in mooi houers op ŉ patio, balkon of in son of ligte skadu in die tuin te plant. Hulle het matig tot min […]
Month by Month
Read in Afrikaans Many of the most important spring flowers need to be planted out as young seedlings in autumn. Start planning now for spring to make sure it’s filled with seasonal beauty. 1. Aquilegia (Colombine) These are attractive annuals and/or perennials that are ideal for dappled shade in colder climates. They grow easily […]
Read in Afrikaans Here’s a quick checklist to remind you what to do in your garden this March. Plant your hibiscuses. These late-summer-flowering shrubs need sun or light shade in pretty containers on a patio or balcony, or in the garden. They have medium to low water usage in the garden, but will need a […]
Leaf vegetables: spinach, rocket Root vegetables: beetroot (cooler areas) Legumes: bush and runner beans Brassicas: broccoli (first sowing for cooler areas), cabbage (cooler areas), cauliflower (first sowing for cooler areas) Fruit vegetables: capsicums (last month), tomatoes (last month), cucumber, marrows, squash, mealies and pumpkins Shoots: asparagus (except Lowveld and KwaZulu-Natal coast) Herbs: continue sowing basil, […]
In warm, frost-free areas, the following vegetable and herb seeds can be sown in situ. In other areas, sow in pots or wait until after the last frost. Herbs: chillies, nasturtiums, Italian parsley (flat leaf parsley) and parsley (curly leaf) Vegetables: beetroot, cabbage, carrot, lettuce, peas, peppers, radishes, rocket, runner beans, spinach, Swiss chard and […]
If the weather allows clear pathways of moss and lichen. Repaint trellis and check garden furniture, repair and repaint or in the case of wooden furniture, sand and reseal with a wood preservative. Keep adding compost into garden beds as mulch. Even though the weather might be colder, weeds will still grow, keep at […]
Mulch flower beds with compost.
Tidy flower beds and remove collapsed plants and cut back anything that needs it. Clear remaining annuals and debris. Plant grasses to encourage birds in winter.
There is plenty to do this month in the garden as this is planting season. Keep weeding, but keep this to the minimum and leave seedheads for the birds and cover for wildlife.
Summer rainfall temperate: Broccoli, Broad beans, Cabbage, Chinese cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Beetroot, Lettuce, Leeks, Garden peas Onions, Parsnips, Radishes, Swiss chard, Turnips