Propagating Tasks in March
This month is a busy month as many varieties of plant require propagation by means seed sowing, cuttings and division.
A plan is very useful to ensure you can use your propagatinging facilities in an efficient manner.
Note: As with most advice on gardening the advisors location will often influence the content of the advice.
To alleviate this problem I have produced this chart indicating how you can make adjustments to the timing of events as seen in this website.
I hope you find this useful! .......Tg
Week 9 - 26th Feb. to 4th Mar.
Week 10 - 5th Mar. to 11th Mar.
Sow Agastache, Alchemilla, Aquilegia, Arctotsis, Aubergine, Celery, Chilli, Cistus, Clematis, Colutea, Dicentra,Echevera, Echinacea, Eryngium, Fuchsia, Geum, Gloxinia, Heliotrope, Lewisia, Pansy, Petunia, Pinaceae, Portulaca, Potentilla, Pulsatilla, Radish, Rose, Salpiglossis, Salvia, Silene and Tomato seeds.
Stratify Sidalcea seeds in refrigerator.
Pot up rooted Chrysanthemum cuttings as they become available.
Encourage Sweet potato slips to grow.
Week 11 - 12th Mar. to 18th Mar.
Sow Alyssum, Alyssum saxatile, Antirrhinum, Campanula, Dahlia (bedding types), Globe Artichoke, Helichrysum, Heuchera, Ipomea, Leeks, Lettuce, Limnanthes, Passiflora, Physostegia, Sweet Peppers, Thunbergia, Verbena (annuals) and Viola seeds.
Pot up Cylamen seedlings sown previous year.
Week 12 - 19th Mar. to 25th Mar.
Sow the following seeds: Abies, Acer, Aconitum, African Marigolds, Agapanthus, Ageratum, Agrostemma, Aloe, Alstroemeria, Anchusa, Asparagus, Broad beans, Brussels Sprouts, Calabrese (early), Clianthus, Convolvulus, French Marigolds, Genista, Limonium, Mesembryanthemum, Nemesia, Nicotiana, Papaver / Poppy, Schizanthus, Tagetes, Thyme.
Pot up rooted Hebe cuttings taken the previous year.
Pot up autumn sown Anacyclus seedlings.
Fetch Trachycarpus / Chusan Palm into the greenhouse and grow on at 25°C (77F).
Week 13 - 26th Mar. to 1st Apr.
Sow Achillea, Aubretia, Azalea, Basil, Cabbage (summer), Callistephus, Cauliflower (summer), Cordalyne, Crepsis, Dierama, Eremurus, Eschscholtzia, Euphorbia, Fatsia japonica, Marjoram, Melon, Nolana, Orache, Phlox drummondii, Platycodon, Rudbeckia, Sage, Saintpaulia, Tropaeolum, Watermelon, and Wisteria seeds.
Prick out Agastache, Alyssum saxatile, Amaranthus, Arctotsis, Arthropodium, Astrantia, Ceanothus, Dahlia (bedding), Echinacea, Gerbera, Geum, Globe Artichoke, Helichrysum, Heliotrope, Ipomea, Lettuce, Limnanthes, Limonium, Penstemon, Silene, Sweet Peppers, Thunbergia, and Viola seedlings.
Layer Clematis and sever layers taken previous year.