Winter to spring brings a wonderful change in the vegie patch as the weather starts to warm up and days get longer and sunnier. There are many challenges for moving from a winter to a spring vegie patch, but if you start preparing now, your plants will reward you with a bountiful harvest as the months progress.
Vegetables can be grown in the soil, in raised beds or even in pots so long as the area is sunny. When choosing what to plant, select from your household’s favourites and allow space for the mature size of each plant.
If you are still unsure of what to grow, follow our general guide below or visit your hardware or garden centre for some great ideas on what’s suitable for your location and climate.
If you are new to growing vegies, try easy crops such as leafy greens including lettuce, spinach and bok choy along with spring onions, snow peas, beans and cherry tomatoes.
If you live in the tropics or subtropics, plant beetroot, capsicum, chilli, cucumber, eggplant, kale, lettuce, okra, pumpkin, rocket, rockmelon, rosella, sweet potato, tomato, watermelon and zucchini.
If you live in the temperate south, plant beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, onions, parsnip, peas, spinach and swede.
To get your spring vegie patch underway, follow our easy seven steps to a winter-to-spring vegie patch, so you can confidently grow your own tasty edible produce.
Tip: For more information on planting specific vegies, check out our vegie guides.