Spring is coming
March Garden Report
In the beginning of the month sunrise is at 6.41 am and sundown at 17.50 pm. At the end of the month a day is 11.53 hours long. I like long days. In the end of the month we shifted 1 hour forward. As it was too hot for our country through all winter – also this month is warmer as usually. Throughout all March we haven’t had temperature under zero. We had only few rainy days. So soil is too dry for this season time.
In my small cold bed parsley and winter salad passed the winter very good. Autumnal Trieste radicchio (small, green leaves for cutting) is also already good for eating. In the decorative part of garden I have a lot of dandelion which is good for salad. The autumnal garlic and winter salad also look very well.
I dug up trough empty beds and to some of them I added my own compost. On the bed without any manure I sowed together spinach and peas. On another such bed I planted spring garlic and shallot together with round French carrot…
The most difficult for me is to consider all regulations about rotation of crops, good plants as neighbours – combination of herbs and flowers for preventive health care of plants. And here is also planting calendar. I am changing my planting scheme every moment. My second problem is what to plant around the garden for protection against wind. As I am not satisfied with new shape of the garden I can’t decide about the borders.
So far I haven’t tried to grow my own plants. Some seeds I have by my own and I get some plants from friends. Other seeds and plants I buy.