Spring! At last! Hopefully we're now past the worst of the frosts, so there's plenty of veg you can now sow or plant outside. There's also plenty of plants you can get going inside, to either plant out when it warms up, or move to the greenhouse.

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What to plant in March

What to sow outdoors in March

  1. Beetroot

    Boltardy

    As the name suggest, this classic beetroot is bread for its resistance to bolting even if you sow it nice and early. Grows nice and round deep red roots.

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  2. Broad Beans

    Masterpiece Green Longpod

    This very popular variety grows well in most conditions and is ready to be planted outside now. It produces large, long pods with 7 beans inside.

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  3. Broccoli

    Aquiles

    This popular variety of broccoli is perfect for early sowings and produces smooth, dense heads ready to harvest in as little as 60 days from transplanting.

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  4. Brussel Sprouts

    Revenge

    These sprouts mature later in the season than others, making them an ideal candidate for Christmas dinner. They produce a heavy crop of dark green sprouts.

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  5. Cabbage (Spring)

    April

    This bolt-resistant cabbage can be sown in early spring for medium sized cabbages and spring greens or later in the season for larger cabbages ready in the summer.

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  6. Cabbage (Summer)

    Greyhound

    This reliable summer cabbage is an old favourite amongst gardeners. The fast-growing plant gives an early crop of quite dense pointed hearts.

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  7. Carrots

    Autumn King

    This award-winning favourite can be grown both as a maincrop or as a late variety. Autumn King gives a reliable crop of large carrots which store well.

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  8. Cauliflower

    All Year Round

    'All Year Round' is one of the easiest varieties of cauliflower to grow and produces great big heads. Can also be grown over winter in a coldframe.

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  9. Endive

    Mixed

    This mixed selection of authentic Italian endive seeds give a variety of tastes, colours and shapes and are ideal for both summer and autumn cultivation.

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  10. Kale

    Dwarf Green Curled

    Dwarf Green Curled is a popular variety because it produces excellent quality dark, tightly curled leaves and it is also easy to grow and cold hardy.

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  11. Kohl Rabi

    Kolibri

    Kohl Rabi is easy to grow and is ready within 8 weeks of sowing. They're best eaten when they are golf ball-sized but this variety stays succulent and bitter-free as it grows further.

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  12. Leeks

    Musselburgh

    Musselburgh is a classic mid-season variety well known for its exceptional hardiness, heavy crops and excellent flavour.

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  13. Lettuce

    All Year Round

    This very hardy lettuce can be sown all the way from early spring to autumn. It gives medium sized heads of lettuce with dense, crisp hearts.

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  14. Pak Choi

    Green

    This fast-growing oriental green is ready to harvest as baby leaves in just 30 days or wait 45-70 days for full size heads.

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  15. Parsnip

    The Student

    An old favourite, this heritage variety grows long stems with broad shoulders and a small central core delivering a smooth, mild flavour.

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  16. Peas

    Canoe

    A very popular pea which is aptly named given their extra long, lightly curved pods. It is well known for having the most peas per pod - up to 12!

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  17. Purple Sprouting Broccoli

    Summer Purple

    This variety can be sown at regular intervals from March to June in order to have a steady supply of tasty purple spears from July to November.

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  18. Salad Leaves

    Speedy Mix

    This great mixture of quick-growing salad seeds give you a great variety of texture, colours and flavours that will be ready just 25 days after sowing.

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  19. Salsify

    Sandwich Island

    Salsify is a delicious vegetable rapidly growing in popularity thanks to its uniquely delicate flavour which some liken to oysters or asparagus.

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  20. Spinach

    Fiorano

    An ideal variety for spring sowing due to its high resistance to mildew, this spinach will reliably produce a heavy crop of dark green, curvy leaves.

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  21. Spring Onion

    White Lisbon

    Always a favourite, this quick-growing salad onion can be sown regularly for continuous cropping all the way through spring, summer and autumn.

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  22. Swiss Chard

    Five Colour Silverbeet

    A plant as decorative as it is versatile with bright coloured edible stems in yellow, orange, red, green and pink with spinach-like dark green leaves.

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  23. Turnip

    Atlantic

    This popular variety is perfect for harvesting as succulent, sweet baby turnips. The leaves can then also steamed as fresh greens.

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What to plant outdoors in March

  1. Asparagus

    Pacific 2000

    Pacific 2000 is an award-winning variety renowned for its excellent flavour and heavy yields with up to 25 spears per plant every year.

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  2. Elephant Garlic

    Spring Planting

    Elephant garlic is a giant variety of garlic which produces bulbs around 10cm in diameter with a mild garlic taste. These spring planting bulbs are ready now.

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  3. Garlic

    T&M's Choice

    While garlic is traditionally planted in the autumn, these spring-planting bulbs are ready to go in the ground now and will be ready by July onwards.

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  4. Jerusalem Artichoke

    Originals

    This easy to grow crop grows almost anywhere and require very little maintenance. Their wonderful smoky flavour adds a delicious dimension to casseroles or stews.

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  5. Mushrooms

    White Cap Button

    Mushrooms are grown from spawns rather than seed, but it is available all year round and is surprisingly simple to grow.

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  6. Onions

    Sturon

    This award-winning variety reliably produces decent sized bulbs that store well. It is a spring planting variety that can be planted now.

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  7. Potato (First Early)

    Elizabeth

    Elizabeth is a high yielding potato with yellow skin and flesh. It is great served as either a new potato either hot or cold.

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  8. Potato (Maincrop)

    King Edward

    The most popular potato of them all, this classic potato is a genuine all-rounder but is one of the best for roasting and baking and has a superb flavour.

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  9. Potato (Second Early)

    Kestrel

    A tasty gardeners' favourite that grows competition-standard spuds of a consistent size and shape. It also has good resistance to slugs and eelworm.

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  10. Shallot

    Zebrune

    This torpedo-shaped heritage variety is becoming increasingly popular in gourmet circles due to its superb flavour and generous proportions.

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What to plant indoors in March

  1. Artichoke

    Green Globe Improved

    This hardy variety of artichoke produces consistently large, heavy globe-shaped heads with a superb taste and looks beautiful in any vegetable patch.

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  2. Aubergine

    Viserba

    Sown under heated glass, you can make an early start on your Aubergines with this authentic Italian variety - Viserba.

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  3. Cabbage (Winter)

    Tarvoy

    You're best off starting off these winter cabbage in a cold frame before transplanting them to a sunny site in early summer.

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  4. Celery

    Lathom Self Blanching Galaxy

    Lathom is a popular variety that is stringless and has a good resistance to bolting. It can be sown earlier than other varieties for an early crop.

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  5. Chillis

    Inferno

    This popular variety produces generous early crops of large moderately hot chillis over a long fruiting season.

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  6. Courgette

    Cavili

    This is an extra-early cropping courgette that can be sown now under cover to get a very early crop of these pale green courgettes.

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  7. French Bean

    Cobra

    This popular bean produces huge yields of round, stringless pods bursting with flavour. It can be planted early under cover to get the longest cropping season.

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  8. Peppers

    Jumbo Sweet

    This new hybrid bell pepper grows great big peppers more than 15cm long and 10cm wide and weighing up to 200g, Plant now for heavy early crops.

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  9. Radish

    Rainbow Mixed

    These tasty and attractive ball-shaped radishes grow in a variety of colours - red, white, purple, gold or white and red. They can be eaten in just 28 days.

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  10. Tomato

    Moneymaker

    Moneymakers are well known as a versatile variety that produce consistent smooth, medium-sized fruit with exceptional flavour all summer long.

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