Vegetable fans only have a small window in which to plant their seeds. Even the hardiest shrubs need conducive conditions for growth, and these tend to emerge in the spring. Although the time frame is limited, gardeners will have a variety of seeds they can plant in the coming weeks.
Which vegetable seeds can you plant in March?
March is the first opportunity people will have to realise their home growing plans.
The official start of spring sees humidity rise for the first time in months, with more sun and rain showers.
Together, these conditions provide food and water and give some seeds a helping hand towards an all-important summer harvest.
There are dozens of seeds you can plant during this time and Express has rounded them up for you.
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Swiss chard is by far the most flexible vegetable on this list.
Dedicated gardeners will have had their first chance to harvest over the last two months.
They can plant as they harvest between March and July before the harvest-only months from August to November.
Lettuce and other salads benefit from early spring sowing, but people will have a much wider window to plant than other vegetables.
People can sow or plant out between March and September, with the earliest harvest in May.
Salads have two harvest only months in October and November.