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Getting your garden ready for spring with CoirProducts
With spring not too far away, it’s never too early to start getting your garden ready for a busy growing season. March is a great time to prepare those seed beds, sow seeds, cut back those winter shrubs, and tidy up your garden.
If you are looking to add a bit of colour to your garden, early spring is always a good time to plant those tender summer-flowering bulbs. Gladioli, begonias, and lilies are some popular and well-loved summer flowers. While bulbs can be grown in many ways, you can plant them in clusters for greater visual impact. They can also be planted in pots. This time of the year is also ideal for pruning roses, for stronger growth. There are some useful tips for pruning roses and advice for specific types: https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/roses/pruning-guide
Have you already thought of what plants you want to grow? Onions can be planted in the spring, and harvested through summer and into autumn. While you might opt to sow onions indoors or in a greenhouse when the weather is cooler, they can be planted directly outdoors if your soil is drying out and as the weather warms up.
There is also plenty more that you can sow in spring. Broad beans, carrots, beetroots, lettuces, radish, peas, spinach, summer cabbage, salad leaves, and summer cauliflower are just some of the many seeds to sow. You can also sow parsnips as soon as the soil begins to warm up, given that they are slow to germinate and would need a long growing season. But it is important to be aware that you have the right weather conditions for sowing, and do so only if it’s suitable. Tomatoes, sweet peppers, cucumbers, aubergines, and celery can also be sown indoors. Crop covers are also useful for growing in spring, protecting the plants against frost and pests.
Crops grown indoors or in greenhouses can also be transplanted in the garden later, once the soil and weather conditions improve. Using CoirProducts coir pots can also eliminate the transplanting shock when repotting, as they allow plant roots to permeate through the pot. This is especially beneficial for plants to maintain healthy root systems as they are replanted on to the ground, giving roots plenty of room to grow. Natural, biodegradable, and peat-free, CoirProducts coir pots come in an array of sizes, ranging from our 5cm seedling pot to our 28cm monster pots for planting larger plants. Our range of discounted bundles are especially designed to bring you a mix of some of our signature products.
At the same time, CoirProducts peat-free potting mixes are suitable for growing a variety of plants and crops. CoirProducts coco peat is a versatile potting mix, while CoirProducts peat-free coircoins are ideal for sowing a variety of plants and crops, whether you plan to sow them indoors or outdoors. To use, add a sufficient amount of water and let the mix expand. Coir is a sustainable waste product of the coconut industry. Coir has high water holding capacities, good aeration, and excellent drainage, which are beneficial for plant growth. All products supplied by CoirProducts are ethically produced and sourced, and are made with the utmost care and concern for the people and the planet.