|Under that pile of snow is the garden gate.|
(I live in zone 6a)
Planting indoors this month:
Cabbages (caraflex, savoy, red and green), kale ( blue dwarf and Tuscany), alpine strawberries, watercress, eggplant, peppers, lemon balm and mint, pansies, rudbeckia, violas.
|I don't close the lid all the way if condensation starts to form.|
My worms are fat and seem happy. I may have my first compost harvest at the end of the month.
Radishes, green onions, peas and cress.
Last year, the ground wasn't warm enough to plant until mid April. My guess is it will be the same this year.
|This elderberry needs pruning way back.|
Pruning of elderberry and blueberry bushes?
Order daylillies and comfrey roots for my new hell strip garden. I'll do this only if I can set a date for delivery in April.
Continue assembling the hive frames.
Beekeeping, seed saving, vermicompost harvesting, perennial plant care (pruning, fertilizing, dividing).
Cold press soap making.
|I grew a beautiful show of calendula last year but I wasn't prepared to use the petals.|
I'm researching the process and looking into taking a class. I have so many botanicals growing in my garden and will hopefully have some honey and bees wax this year to use in the process.
|Lemon curd freezes beautifully.|
March is the month when meyer lemons appear in the stores which means it is time to make marmalade and lemon curd. Meyer lemons have more depth and flavor than regular lemons and I look forward all year to cooking with them when they are season.
Start a new batch of fermented ginger beer.
Raw milk dairy products- this month I plan on using raw milk to make cream cheese, yogurt and ricotta.
Start eating the fresh lettuce grown indoors under grow lights in salads and sandwiches.
Preserved foods to use in recipes this month include sauerkraut .I made an amazing stew last week using sausage, sauerkraut, onions, chicken broth, frozen roasted tomatoes and lentils.
What are your plans for the month?