It’s time to make your vegetable beds so that you are all ready for the summer
In like a lion, out like a lamb: it’s the time of warming sun and soil and sowing seed. March is the start of spring (meteorological spring 1 March; vernal equinox 20 March), when smart gardeners prepare vegetable beds for summer, autumn, even winter (I get over-excited and don’t always manage the last).
Beetroot, kale, leeks, lettuce, onions, radish, spinach and onion sets can all be sown outside now. I also like a salad mix. Try, say, two parts rocket to one of an oriental mustard – a red and a green mizuna: colourful and beautiful with bite.