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In March, the first month of spring, the weather is warm and we’ll have a lot of activities in the garden. Here are a few activities you should focus on in the coming period!
1. Prepare the Soil
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In March, the work begins to be serious in the garden, but not when the soil is moist. To determine the moisture level, you just need to squeeze a handful of soil. If this turns into a ball of earth, the soil is too wet. A suitable moisten soil will shatter in your hands.
Once the soil has the necessary moisture, add compost to the garden area to nourish the perennial and biennial plants such as asparagus and strawberries.
2. Test the Soil
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Also in March it’s the ideal time to test your soil. This intervention is necessary before applying fertilizer. In this regard, you can call specialists or you can purchase a testing kit. As well, you can test cheap and efficiently soil by appealing to vinegar and baking soda.
3. Plant Vegetables in Your Garden
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Seeds stored indoors in greeneries during the cold season can see the sunlight in March. This is the time for sowing early vegetables, and this include carrots, spinach, beets, leeks, onions, parsley and chives. Still now, you can plant early potato varieties. Warm temperatures will warm new formed seedlings and you’ll enjoy an early harvest!
Not the least, inside heated greenhouses you can plant in March summer vegetables such as tomatoes, eggplant and cabbage.
4. Graft Vines
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In March is practiced vine dug up, followed by vine cutting in the second half of the month. During this time you have to apply stakes to support vines hubs.
5. Use Pesticides for Fruit Trees
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To protect them from further troubles, now is the time to sprinkle pesticides over fruit trees from your garden. You can apply a sulfo-calcium solution meant to prevent the occurrence of powdery mildew. After 2 weeks from the first spraying you should do a second spaying with a copper-based solution, this time against fruit dehydration.
Also, if you plan to make new plantings, March is the ideal time to prepare your garden. Thus, the soil must be dug and you have to apply manure, then the new trees can be planted (towards the end of the month when the weather is warmer).
6. Clean the Garden
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If you haven’t done it already, take advantage of all warm days of March to clean thoroughly your garden. Get rid of broken twigs, dead leaves and rotting and unsightly weeds.
It also wouldn’t hurt to check your garden furniture that undergone through the cold weather of winter. They may require some repairs and repainting.