What to sow in March

Get a head start by planning your summer garden in March. Whether it will be filled with blooming flowers, delicious tomatoes and climbing snow peas, you will find the seeds at Nelson Garden. Depending on your location and climate zone, March and April are a good time to pre-cultivate sweet peas and broad beans. When you pre-cultivate inside you increase the chances of harvesting in early summer, since the seeds get a chance to develop and grow strong inside. Place the small seedlings on a warm windowsill, and watch them grow big.

If you would like to try new plants in your garden this year, you can find plenty of seeds, among our selection of 450 different seeds.
Vegetables classics such as snow peas, swiss chard are best direct sown in your pallet collar or garden bed when it gets warmer outside. Snow peas are tasty and a perfect crop for children, since they grow fast and taste delicious. Radish seeds can be direct sown as soon as the soil is workable. We have different kits that make the seed choices easier, such as vegetables “Quick & Colourful” and “Beets and more”.

If you have been pre-cultivating in December, January and February, some plants might be ready to acclimatize to outdoor life for shorter amounts of time during warmer days in March. It is good for your plants to gradually get used to a new environment of shifting temperatures, wind and the sun’s rays.

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leafs_double_flipped_new.svgAward-winning Rootmaster

Mini Greenhouse Rootmaster is our own award-winning mini greenhouse with a watering function that makes indoor cultivation easier than ever. Thanks to its watering function, you only have to add water to the tray and let the plants germinate.

As the roots gradually emerge from the ventilation holes of the plug cells, the root ends dry out and new roots are formed higher up. The plug cells can be opened in the middle, just like a book, which makes it even easier to handle them.

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leafs_double_flipped_new.svgVermiculite or perlite?

Vermiculite and Perlite are both light, gritty grains that barely weigh anything at all, but although they look similar, they have different characteristics.

Choose Vermiculite for starting seeds and for plants that need a moisture-retaining soil.

Choose Perlite when repotting or for your plants that need a sandy and well-drained soil.

Use them together to improve soil structure and properties. Mix two parts soil with one part Perlite and one part Vermiculite.

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