Task of the Month

Our horticultural experts are on hand to give you monthly advice on what to do now! We'll help you tackle tasks one month at a time to get your garden in tip top shape all year round.

March

Top Tip

Little and often is the key in March - continue to add Bord na Móna Growise Chicken Manure to new planting areas. Just don’t overdo it and remember to bend your knees - not your back!

March is the month that rewards the most dedicated gardeners for their earlier efforts in cold wet conditions.

Preparations from last Autumn on heavy soils will have opened them up now to grow your early vegetables. You can add Bord na Móna Growise Organic Vegetable Compost in abundance.

Light sandy soils will benefit from Bord na Móna Growise Farm Yard Manure to add bulk and organic matter. When the soil is workable, prepare seed beds for this year’s direct-sown crops and fork in a layer of Bord na Móna Growise Enriched Top Soil. Continue successive sowings indoors of tender salads in Shamrock Seed & Potting Compost for transplanting later.

Spring bedding, early perennials and bulbs are now showing an abundance of flowers. Ericaceous plants like Azalea, Rhododendron, Camellia, and heathers are now in their prime and will welcome a top dressing of Bord na Móna Growise Ericaceous Compost.

If you have frost protection in your greenhouse start to fill your pots, tubs and baskets with Bord na Móna Growise Tub & Basket Compost. Start sowing early with Bord na Móna Growise Fruit and Vegetable planter.

By now your local garden centre will be stocked with delicious early salad and vegetable plants which you can plant straight away.

 

Brendan Howell

Bord na Móna Horticulturist

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Gardening should be fun, but often people are afraid of getting things wrong, and too worried to give it a go.

That’s where we come in – we’ve got simple tasks for improving your garden, laid out month by month. Just follow along and soon you’ll have a beautiful garden, and the satisfaction of knowing you did it all yourself. If you’d like a more practical garden, why not use your outdoor space to grow your own fruits and vegetables?

Our growbags and simple instructions take all the guesswork out of it, and you’ll be reaping the rewards in no time!