Planting vegetables in spring
As the soil warms and days get longer, we are all gripped with the urge to grow vegies. Given the high costs of living, planting your own vegetables makes good sense as it will help stretch the household budget and provide nutritious food with a very low carbon footprint.
There are many vegetables to be planted now including tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, potatoes, sweetcorn, pumpkin, zucchini, lettuce, silverbeet and herbs. Check out our vegie guide for more information on specific plants.
If your area is warm and frost free, plant seeds or seedlings straight into prepared garden beds or containers and water in with Seasol to aid germination, and plant establishment.
If the area is still cold, or late frosts are still likely, start seeds of frost tender plants in containers in a warm sheltered location (such as a greenhouse) and transfer seedlings into individual pots r delay planting until next month. In all areas, be prepared to protect frost-sensitive vegetable in garden beds if cold conditions return.