March: What to Plant

March is the month to start planting more bulbs in your garden. It’s a month that still yields some hot summery days but the cooler weather is certainly winning. We’re going to go temperate for our suggestions, however if you live in a different climate zone and wish to plant outdoors, you can check out this website here for more planting options.

Get that vegetable garden ready – it’s the time to plant broad beans, broccoli, cabbage, onion, radish, spinach and turnip.

March: What to PlantWhen to Harvest:

Harvest from May:

Broccoli.

Radish.

Spinach.

Turnip.

Harvest from June:

Cabbage (start in undercover seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks).

Harvest from July :

Broad Beans.

Harvest from September:

Onion.

Culinary suggestions for your new garden:

Broccoli: raw, slice, steam, however you like broccoli – also goes well with blue cheese sauce. Have you ever felt like a bowl of freshly steamed broccoli smothered in gooey cheese sauce, no? Well we definitely suggest you try it.

Radish: use raw in salad or on their own with bread and butter.

Spinach: use young leaves in salad; you can also steam it or add it to a stir fry. Why not try it in a curry? Check out our spinach and cheese curry recipe.

Turnips: grate young turnips and use them raw in salads, older turnips will be best in stews.

Broad beans: the fresh beans can be steamed or boiled and eaten fresh or mixed in with curries.

Onion: depending on the onion planted and grown, you can use red onions in salads or stir-fries where as brown (white) onions can be roasted whole with other vegetables when they’re young or when mature used in stocks and as a base in sauces.

Cabbage: when young they taste best on their own in salads or when more mature add them to a stir-fry or steam to preserve the flavour.

Happy planting and cooking!Photo credit ~ Sneh Roy "Cook Republic."