Prepare The Soil for Spring Sowing
Many vegetable seeds can be sown from mid March onwards. Now is the
time to prepare the soil for them. Broad beans, carrots, leeks, onions,
peas, potatoes and parsnips are the commonest vegetables for March
Preparing the seed beds now spreads out the work and it also allows
the soil a few weeks to settle down. First, work out your crop rotation
plan so you know where the vegetables will grow. Don't get
crop rotation but it will keep disease at bay.
A basic soil preparation plan is to remove all weeds. You may also
want to dig the beds. Sprinkle a handful of blood, fish and bone every
square yard / metre over the soil surface then hoe it in. If you have
any well-rotted compost, then spread this over the soil surface and
gently work it in. Level off the soil with a rake.
Don't apply any fast acting fertiliser (e.g. Growmore) yet because
this should be done (if required) when the seeds are sown or the