Manorfield Primary School

Gardening at Home

Plan which vegetables you would like to plant this year and when to plant them using this seed sowing calendar.




The days are longer the weather is warmer! Spring is usually with us by mid-March and the frequent sunny days mean we can start sowing seeds, preparing seed beds and generally tidying up around the garden.

Top tips

  • Plant Summer flowering bulbs - like, alliums and gladiolus. These are great for the bees! You can plant them into containers for your balcony or straight into the garden. 
  • Plant onion sets. 
  • Leave early potatoes - like, 'swift' or 'casablanca', to sprout in a cool and light place. The windowsill is perfect.
  • Add a top layer of compost to your soil to provide food for the plants this Spring. 
  • Sow tomatoes, aubergines, chillies and sweet peppers and keep them on the windowsill for germination. 


Remember to top up bird feeders, as the forage for birds is still limited at this time of year. 

Watch our Gardener in Residence, Jennie, demonstrate how to make a bird feeder out of recycled materials

Click here.

Don’t forget to enjoy the springtime sun on dry days!