Best Spring Gardening Tips 2022: 5 Simple Tasks You Can Do Now


Katherine Thomas

Spring is finally here, and with warmer temperatures hitting the UK, it’s the perfect time to start your gardening preparation, from weeding borders to pruning roses – and the sooner you start, the better your results!

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Green Hand Duo Ade & Sophie Sellars of Field Agents are here to help you, answer all your most common questions about spring gardening.

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WATCH: 5 gardening jobs for March – easy tutorial

What to do with my garden in the spring?

Spring is the perfect time to get your garden ready for summer. Weeding your borders and pruning shrubs should be high on your priority list. It’s time to plan your vegetable garden; start planting seeds indoors to move them outside when the weather warms up. Potatoes, fruit trees and herbs are great for planting outdoors in early March, while leafy vegetables like kale and lettuce, and root vegetables like carrots and squash will do best in late spring.

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When should I start my garden in the spring?

Spring begins on Sunday, March 20, 2022 and lasts until Tuesday, June 21. That’s three months of gardening opportunities – and the earlier you start the better. Ade and Sophie reveal, “It’s time to grab your trowel, your boots and get out into your garden. With a little effort now, you could be reaping the rewards of vibrant flowers and delicious vegetables by summer, and who don’t you want that?”


Ade & Sophie Sellars from Agents of Field shared their spring gardening tips

Read on for five easy spring gardening jobs you can do in March – and be sure to see the video for in-depth tutorials!

How to sow vegetables?

“You will need seed compost, trays or pots, seeds and labels. Sowing vegetables in modules means you can grow healthy plants in your greenhouse or conservatory and then plant them in their position. of final growth once the soil has warmed.

“To sow spring onions – fill a tray with compost, make a hole in each module and sprinkle eight to ten seeds. Once they have germinated and are about three inches tall, plant the entire module outdoors in the ground.When you harvest once watered, tag your seeds and place them in a warm, sunny spot.

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How to weed the borders?

“Warmer weather would encourage your weeds as well as your plants to grow. So be sure to weed your borders well before giving them a thick mulch with compost, leaf mold or well-rotted manure. This will feed them , will protect them from cold nights, make your borders look tidy and get rid of those pesky weeds.”


Start sowing vegetables like spring onions in the spring

How to prune roses?

“It’s not too late to prune your roses and prepare them for spring. Remove all dead, damaged or diseased branches. Bush roses can be cut back by up to 1/3 and climbing roses can be cut by two-thirds , removing dead branches at the base. Be sure to cut just above a bud and at an angle, otherwise moisture may settle on the open wound and promote rot. Finally, finish by mulching to protect and nourish your rosebush.”

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What flowers can I plant in the spring?

“Dahlias are one of the go-to summer plants. So if you’ve been storing dahlia tubers over the winter, it’s time to get them out. Check them out and ignore any that are damaged or succumbed. to winter weather, so using a large pot and multi-purpose compost, repot them.

“Place them somewhere warm and light, a greenhouse or conservatory is ideal. Be sure to keep the soil moist and by late spring they will be healthy bushy plants ready to be planted in your garden.”


Early March if the perfect time to start preparing your garden

How to plant potatoes?

“If you planted potatoes, they should now be ready to plant. If you are planting them in a trench, add some compost to the bottom. The tubers should be placed 12 centimeters deep and 30 centimeters apart. If you don’t have space, consider growing potatoes in grow bags or large containers.Use soil or compost to fill the base to a height of 10 centimeters.

“Place no more than four seeded tubers on the ground, then fill the bag one-third full, covering the potatoes. Water and place the grow bag in a sunny, frost-free sheltered spot. Over the next weeks, water regularly and continue to add soil to cover emerging foliage.Once you’ve reached the top of the bag and the potato flowers have faded, it’s time to harvest.

Spring Gardening Essentials Everyone Needs


How pretty is this garden trowel set? The eye-catching floral kit includes a hand trowel, cultivator and pruner, plus gloves to protect your hands – perfect for wedding, pruning and shearing.

3 Piece Garden Tool Set, £20.99, Amazon


garden spade

This edging shovel slides easily into the ground, resists rust and is easy to clean. The handle is made of weather-resistant FSC-certified ash wood from sustainably managed forests. Additionally, it has been developed in conjunction with the horticultural team at Kew Gardens and is used and recommended by staff at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Spade, £45.49, John Lewis


seed keeper

Every budding gardener needs a place to store their seeds! We love this Seed Keeper journal, which comes with envelopes for two different pack sizes, space to label seeds and record important details, and handy planting and harvesting information.

Seed Keeper Journal, £24.58, Amazon


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