Dept of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Tips:
Sowing flower seed should be at its height now, plus it is also the start of the main sowing season for vegetables outdoors. Early flowering bulbs will require some attention this month.
As long as weather conditions allow preparation for lawns can begin. Gardens could very well need a general tidy up at this time and keep a look out for any weeds that are beginning to appear.
As long as the ground isn’t too wet and soggy early sowings can be made by warming up the soil prior to sowing using cloches or environ fleece which will help to ensure good seed germination results.
As soon as soil conditions are suitable sowings of artichoke, beetroot, broad bean, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, carrot, lettuce, parsley and spinach. Sowings of aubergine and cucumber, along with other tender vegetables, can now be made in a heated greenhouse.
As the pruning of established trees and bushes should have been carried out by now, it is a fairly quite time for fruit, but you can still make late plantings of soft fruit such as gooseberry, raspberry and strawberry.
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Thanks to Anne in Wexford GIY for sharing.
The March GIY meeting will be on Monday next March 10th at 7.30pm in the Riverbank House Hotel. Wexford
- 7.30pm Welcome
- 7.45pm Potatoes, talk given by Denis Griffin of Teagasc, Oak Park
- 8.15pm Questions & Answers
- 9pm Any other business
Wexford GIY meet every at The Riverbank House Hotel, Wexford on the third Monday night of every month at 7.30.