Vegetables & Flowers Guide. What to grow in Spring!

The sun is finally out, which means its time to get back into the garden and prepare you next crop of fruit, veggies and flowers. You might be wondering what to grow in Spring, well our handy guide will show you what you should be planting now for a bountiful harvest!

We have curated a list of our favourite Spring plants and veggies you can easily grow anywhere! 

Tomato plant

Fruit & Vegetables

  • Tomatoes

These grow just about everywhere from warmer areas to colder areas that receive occasional frosts. They are super hardy and come in a large variety.
Plant Heirloom and Romas in a garden bed in the backyard or in a raised garden bed on the back patio. While smaller apartment-friendly versions like Cherry Tomatoes and Patio Prize can happily grow in pots.

  • Lettuce

Lettuce plants are another great plant to grow in Spring as they grow in almost any regional zone and they take up minimal space in garden beds and pots. Just make sure to keep the slugs away from them or you’ll end up with lettuces full of holes! Sprinkle a few slug pellets around your lettuce to keep pests at bay – but be mindful of using pellets around kids and pets.

  • Beans

Beans are a super easy veggie to grow and they don’t require too much attention either. To help your bean plants grow put some plant fencing/ growing tower or some black rope supported by garden sticks inside the pot so the bean plants have somewhere to climb. 

  • Chilli plants

Chilli plants are very easy to grow and quite hardy, There is a large variety of chilli plants on the market and your local nursery or Bunnings will readily stock many different varieties. There are very mild chillies such as Bell Pepper, Anaheim and Aji Duce all the way to very hot chilis such as Jalapeno and ghost chillis.

  • zucchini

Zucchini plants are easy to grow and can be grown int he ground or in a large pot. We prefer to plant them in the pots so we can choose how much water they are exposed to. Zucchinis don’t generally like a lot of water as it can stunt and rot the vegetables. zucchini plants are quite generous with the number of vegetables they produce and they are sure to provide your kitchen with an abundance of fresh zucchini.

 

Chilli Plant

HERBS

Herbs are great for beginners as they require basically no maintenance and happily grow in small pots and can be planted along side other herbs and veggies in the same pot/ garden beds.
Make sure you regularly water your herbs. Coriander does best when it’s trimmed, don’t let it flower or your plant won’t taste as nice and grow out of control.

Herbs to plant in Spring:

  • Basil

  • Thyme

  • Coriander

  • Chives

  • Dill

  • Mint

Our favourite pot for growing herbs is this gorgeous Oval Metal Planter Pot from Kmart. This pot is sure to add a touch of rustic country charm to any area.

Herbs

Flowers:

  • snapdragons

    – Always a favourite amongst youngsters. These were my favourite flowers as a young child as they resemble little dragons.

  • Petunias

  • Marigolds

  • Cosmos

    – these come in gorgeous colours such as pinks and various shades of purples, oranges and violets. Did you know these flowers are also edible? You might have seen these flowers used as a garnish on desserts.

If you’re looking for a decorative pot for your herbs or flowers, look no further than this dark wood stained oval pot from Kmart.
Not only is this pot a great size for smaller flowers, but its a great shaped pots for window sills and small balconies.

For those of you who are planting your Woolworths discovery Garden plants, we found a super handy growing guide here , which will tell you when to plant your seeds and how to care for them.

Happy Growing!

snapdragon flowers

If you’re looking for something super easy to grow as a starting project, Succulents might be just the thing for you. They are happy all year round and perfect for in doors.

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