So many things to do for the vegetable garden in March!

Time to Get Busy!!

March is an incredibly busy month for gardeners. So many things to do (or should do) that it makes my head swim. New garden sections to make, ordering my final seeds, starting seeds inside, starting seeds outside, transplanting seedlings, amending the beds-the list goes on and on and I love it! Soon my hands will be brown again from digging in the dirt. No wonder I liked to play in the dirt when I was a little kid!

Next I will complete the new beds, finish the area around the new garden, make two gates for the new garden section to keep the rabbits out. Then I will put horse manure as a soil amendment on all the beds both new and old. My trailer was so full, my Forerunner could barely pull it. I bet I have about 2000 lbs of poop in it!  The stuff I got is still a little hot (oh really? the manure was a little steamy when it was loaded!) but will cool down over the next 2 months before I plant tomatoes. I’ll use my really aged (6 months or more) horse manure, aged chicken manure and compost for the potatoes and fava beans that will go in the old section later this month. The vegetables I plant in May will get this newer ‘aged’ manure as it will have time to decompose and cool down.

I’ve decided to put the greenhouse on the back burner until the garden is in and then have it ready for fall which makes more sense anyways as it will be hot in June.

2 comments on “So many things to do for the vegetable garden in March!

  1. sophiefrancoise says:

    Still trying to find the list “10 things to do in APRIL,” which comes up as a duplicate of February’s list when I click on “April.”
    Guess that I’ll go back and try to do more of the chores of March…
    Gardening is…never-ending…! and always an opportunity to try something again, NOT try that same thing again, do something new, learn more, work more, go out and buy more tomatoes from YOU at the SF Farmers’ Market…
    Hell, I’d rather be gardening than stuck in the house dusting and vacuuming!


    • Thank you for pointing out the mix up on Feb and April posts for 10 things to do! Really appreciate it and now the bug is fixed! The correct post is up! Also it was good to see you both at the book signing! I’d MUCH RATHER be outside in the garden then cleaning house too!


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