India: what to do in March

Monica continues her series of monthly tips for container growers in India.
Monica's roof terrace

Monica’s roof terrace

1. The heat is setting in and it’s a good idea to water vegetable plants twice a day.
2. Fortnightly feeds are a good idea. Also feed the fruit trees that are flowering.
3. Get a small tree if you don’t have one. The shade and ecosystem, especially on a roof terrace, is quite useful.
4. Sow okra, gourds and cucumber. It’s also a good time to sow coriander and spinach according to the sowing charts.
5. Continue to mulch.
Also, this chart, on the Urban Leaves website (, is a great cropping pattern and companion list chart for India.