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Seasonal Vegetables to Plant this Spring

Spring has sprung and what better way to freshen up your garden than with a vegetable pot or garden with seasonal produce to harvest. To get you started here is everything you need to know to get your spring veggie patch in order, including which vegetables to plant, harvest and how to prevent pests from invading your new produce.

Potting soil and shovel.

What to plant in Spring

It's important to choose the right spot for spring planting. A sunny sheltered position is best but if there isn't a suitable part in your garden to plant some veggies then try planting some in pots that can be moved around to chase or escape the sun. Vegetables that are ideal for spring planting include:

Tomatoes

Carrots

Capsicums

Beetroots

Asparagus

Cucumbers

Zucchinis

Eggplants

Broad beans

Chillies

Gardener harvesting Silverbeet from their vegetable garden.

What to harvest now

As much as this is the month to sow new crops, it's also the time to harvest the last of your winter vegetables and use up what has finished. Crops ready for the taking include:

Cabbage

Spinach

Silverbeet

Kale

Cauliflower

Broccoli

Carrots

Celery

Spring onions

 

A baby Tomato Plant in a pot.

Provide growth support

When your beans and tomato plants are starting to develop stems of decent length, you will want to ensure they have sufficient support. Stakes are okay but can be difficult to tie your plants back to. If you can use a trellis you will provide the plant with an increased area of support that will help in the development of branches and make it easier to bear the weight of the produce. You can use lattice, an old gate propped up with some stakes or even concrete mesh to grow onto. It's important to provide plants with a trellis early in the growing process.

Watering

After you've planted all your new crops for spring, they will need to be well-watered during their establishment phase, with watering becoming less frequent when the plants are more established. In very hot temperatures, your veggies may require daily watering, preferably in the morning.

Pests

Make sure your new crop of veggies isn't destroyed by pests. Regular checks should be made as your seedlings establish, but considering your veggies are plants that are to be later consumed, you will want to be careful when selecting an insecticide to make sure that it is non-toxic. There are many insecticides available with all-natural ingredients.

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