Landgarten von Jutta und Michael Bongers am Niederrhein

Gardening in March

in March the farmer harnesses the oxen,

work the fields, sow the land,



In fact, many final preparations are being made this month to make the gardening year a success.

Vegetable garden

In the soil that was already dug up in late autumn, we are now gradually working under the manure that was laid on in winter. Early potatoes and onions come into the ground.

We put out late potatoes in crates so that they can start driving.



Where it makes sense, we divide and propagate perennials such as Hosta, Viola, Helleborus and Omphalodes. We sow vetches, poppies and pumpkins in sheets in order to have strong plants by mid-April.


The last major work is done in the garden.

The lawn is fertilized with rock dust. In the perennial beds and in the lawn, the uneven surfaces are evened out and the lawn edges are cut off.

And of course we are always on the lookout for unwelcome “weeds” to get rid of them early.


The current weather doesn’t necessarily allow for much gardening. From heavy rain, permafrost and snowfall, March has had everything ready so far.

And despite everything, you notice in nature how spring is approaching.


We also notice this very well from the bees, which start flying at temperatures of 5-6 degrees in search of nectar and pollen. With the cherry and willow blossoms, the first costume season for the hard-working ladies begins. Therefore we will check all colonies in the coming week and set up the honey frames.