Lowes has everything you need for your garden all year round. With a Lowes Money Off Coupon from We Are Coupons gardening cots less. March is a great time to complete hardscaping projects and early spring garden tasks. It also provides a chance to remove weeds and other debris from your garden before they grow too big for the space.
While you’re at it, suck in some spring bulbs that will brighten your garden up next month. Whether you’re planting them in containers or outdoors, this is the best time to plant those summer-blooming beauties.
Sowing seeds is a great way to get your vegetable and herb garden off to a good start. Not only is it cheap and easy, but it also allows you to try new things in the garden and give the kids a chance to get involved too!
The first thing you need to do is get all your seed sowing supplies ready. You’ll need a propagator or seed tray, some soilless seed-starting mix and some seeds.
It’s best to sow seeds indoors around four weeks before your last average frost date, which will be on the seed packet. Then they can be transplanted to garden beds or bigger pots outdoors when they’re ready.
For optimal seed germination, soil should be kept lightly damp and not allowed to dry out completely. Most seeds will germinate in temperatures of 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit, although a few select vegetables prefer slightly cooler conditions (60 to 80 degrees).
Some seeds, such as Swiss Chard, can be sown directly into the ground, while others such as peas need to be started indoors in pots or trays. For direct sowing, you need to keep the soil well watered and ensure that the seedlings receive enough sun.
Another option is to sow the seeds in cloches or fleeces, which can be placed over the top of the soil. This will give the seeds a warmer environment and help to speed up the germination process, however they may be susceptible to frost.
Many gardeners also like to sow seeds undercover, which is a method known as winter sowing. This can be done using a greenhouse, an unheated propagator or even an old window sill. This can be particularly helpful if you live in a cold climate and need to get an earlier crop of vegetables.