To obtain a balanced development of our plants during these weeks we will have to prune most of them; we exclude only spring-flowering shrubs, for which we will wait for the complete withering of the flowers to prune the damaged or weak branches. Fruit plants, summer-flowering shrubs, hedges, roses should be pruned now, so as to encourage the development of new vigorous shoots.Works of the month garden March
We are still in time to plant some spring-flowering bulbs, while, when the last frosts are a thing of the past, we can also plant summer or autumn flowering bulbs. We can also plant shrubs, fruit trees and roses, both bare and in pots. During the first weeks of March we can also review some areas of the garden, moving some plants, but after 15-20 of March it will not be advisable to uproot and move our plants without causing a very high stress, in fact at the beginning of spring most of the essences present in our gardens require constant water and nourishment, which the permanence in container, even if for short periods, could not guarantee. We can practice a first antifungal treatment with Bordeaux mixture.
March and April are the ideal months for sowing the turf. Let us remember to spread organic fertilizer or a slow release fertilizer on the ground, and to work the substratum thoroughly, to allow a perfect rooting of the young seedlings.
In the garden and in the garden we begin to sow many of the plants that we will use in the coming months, most of which are still to be sown in a protected place.
In the garden, sow in warm beds or glass: Basil, Summer Cabbages, Aubergines, Peppers, Tomatoes, Celery, Zucchini.
Sowing in the open ground: Beetroot, Beets, Carrots, Chicory, Onions, Lettuce, Peas, Tomatoes, Leeks, Parsley, Turnips, Radishes, Rocket, Scorzobianca, Black salsify, Spinach, Valerian, Pumpkins (Watermelons, Cucumbers, Beans, Melons ).
In the garden sow in warm beds or glass: Agerato, Amaranth, Plum and Asparagus, Balsamina, Night Beauty, Lion's Mouth, Calendula, Celosia, Clarkia, Coleus, Cosmea, From, Digital, Gaillardia, Carnation, Lavatera, Lobelia, Lunaria, Kochia, Mesembriantemo, Nasturzio, Petunia, Portulaca, Primula, Salvia Splendens, Senecio, Statice, Tagete, Verbena, Zinnia.
Sowing in the open ground: Astro, Bella di giorno, Calendula, Campanella, Annual cypress, Coreopsis, Cosmea, Chrysanthemum, Helichrysum, Escholtzia, Cornflower, Carnation, Gypsophila, Godezia, Linen, Nasturtium, Nigella, Poppy, Petunia, Phlox, Sweet pea , Zinnia, ornamental Zucchetta.