Vegetable plantings in March

March in Tasmania is usually a stable month for temperatures, however usual is more often an exception these days. We have had excellent rains this year in early March and our vegetables have had access to water not always available to them at this time.

Tomatoes are ripening rapidly and with uptake of moisture they will often split , especially if your watering has not been consistent over Summer.

Remember too that your plantings of brassicas will need more frequent spraying with Dipel to keep the Cabbage White Butterfly at bay, as the rain washes off the spray to a large extent. Keep this applied every week wih a mixture of Eco- oil to help it stick to the leaves.

Brussels sprouts plants , having been planted in December will be getting enthusiastic and sprouting from the lower leaves. Pull these off and also pull out the sprouting sprouts. We really need a cold snap of weather to make these plants give of their best. Some years you can plant too early and get many sprouts bursting. Other years you will plant later and find that there has not been enough leaf growth to develop a healthy crop of maturing sprouts.

Such are the joys of vegetable gardening. There are no easy answers. Just persevere and some years you will win.. some you lose.

The table below shows what you can confiently plant in the month of March.

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Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4

Radish; Coriander, Beetroot;spring onions (Lisbon);

Chinese Cabbage ( Wong Bok) (Bok Choy)

Harvesting: Radish, Lettuce, Leeks,Silver Beet,Bush Beans, Climbing Beans, Carrots, Beetroot, Wong Bok, Celery, Cucumber, Zucchini, Squash, Tomatoes, Sweet Corn' Canteloupe, Honeydew Melon.

Fruit: Greengage, Pears, Matsu Apple,



This page was last updated on 03/03/2012