Propagating Tasks in March
This month is a busy month as many varieties of plant require propagation by means seed sowing, cuttings and division.
A plan is very useful to ensure you can use your propagatinging facilities in an efficient manner.
Week 9 - 26th Feb. to 4th Mar.
Take Grape cuttings.
Week 10 - 5th Mar. to 11th Mar.
Sow Agapanthus, Agastache, Alchemilla, Arctotsis, Aubergine, Celery, Chilli, Cistus, Clematis, Colutea, Leyland Cypress, Dicentra, Echevera, Eryngium, Fuchsia, Gerbera, Geum, Gloxinia, Heliotrope, Lewisia, Pansy, Penstemon, Petunia, Pinaceae, Portulaca, Potentilla, Pulsatilla, Radish, Rose, Salpiglossis, Silene and Tomato seeds.
Stratify Sidalcea seeds in refrigerator.
Pot up rooted Chrysanthemum cuttings as they become available.
Harden off Celosia.
Take Gardenia cuttings.
Encourage Sweet potato slips to grow.
Week 11 - 12th Mar. to 18th Mar.
Pot up Cylamen seedlings sown previous year.
Divide Achimenes tubers.
Week 12 - 19th Mar. to 25th Mar.
Sow the following seeds: Abies, Acer, Achillea, Aconitum, Ageratum, Aloe, Alstroemeria, Anchusa, Asparagus, Azalea, Brussels Sprouts, Calabrese (early), Calceolaria, Campanula, Clianthus, Convolvulus, Echinacea, Genista, Melon, Nemesia, Physostegia, Sweet Peppers and Verbena (annuals).
Chit Parsnip seeds.
Sever self layered Jasmine nudiflorum.
Pot up rooted Hebe cuttings taken the previous year.
Pot up autumn sown Anacyclus seedlings.
Fetch Trachycarpus / Chusan Palm into the greenhouse and grow on at 25°C (77F).
Commence placing Chrysanthemum cuttings in coldframe to harden off.
Week 13 - 26th Mar. to 1st Apr.
Sow Achillea, Aubretia, Broad beans, Brachycome, Callistephus, Cauliflower (summer), Cordalyne, Crepsis, Dianthus chinensis, Dierama, Eremurus, Eschscholtzia, Euphorbia, Incarvillea, Mesembryanthemum, Nicotiana, Nolana, Papaver / Poppy, Phlox drummondii, Platycodon, Rudbeckia, Saintpaulia, Thyme, Tropaeolum. Verbascum, Viola and Wisteria seeds.
Prick out Agastache, Alyssum saxatile, Amaranthus, Arctotsis, Astrantia, Aubergine, Brussels Sprouts, Ceanothus, Dahlia (bedding), Geum, Globe Artichoke, Helichrysum, Heliotrope, Ipomea, Lettuce, Limonium, Penstemon, Petunia, Silene, and Thunbergia seedlings.
Pot up Caryopteris cuttings.
Pot up Lily scales if requred.
Layer Clematis and sever layers taken previous year.
Layer Dianthus chinensis.