Growing vegetables from seeds is an economical approach to starting up your vegetable garden and putting food on your table. To encourage the beginner to vegetable gardening, we have put together a short list of vegetables that are easy to grow from seeds in Spring.
Here are our pick of 6 vegetable seeds to plant in spring.
Plant kale seeds about an inch or 2.5 cm below the soil surface. Water kale plants regularly. Protect the roots from frost by applying mulch.
Plant lettuce seeds about an inch or 2.5 cm below the soil surface. Keep the soil moist at all times without over-watering. Protect the roots from frost by applying mulch. Consider planting chives and garlic between your lettuce rows as they can provide protection against aphids.
It is possible to plant cucumber seeds indoors. Cucumber plants do not like being transplanted. Therefore plant them into biodegradable starter pots or directly into the garden a few weeks after the last spring frost.
Spinach seeds can withstand frost. This means it is possible to plant spinach seeds earlier in spring. As spinach seedlings don’t transplant well, it’s best to plant them directly in the ground in early spring.
5. Bell Pepper or Capsicum
Plant capsicum or bell pepper seeds into the garden in late spring. Plant them indoors in early spring. Keep them warm as they are growing. Finally, transplant outdoors when the weather is warmer.
6. Egg Plant or Aubergine
Aubergine or egg plant seeds are versatile and are happy growing in pots or the garden. Plant the seeds indoors about 8 to 12 weeks. Then transplant the seedlings into the garden when the soil is warmer.
To ensure your success in planting these vegetable seeds, our list of 10 mistakes to avoid for successful seed sowing may be useful.
What Other Vegetable Seeds Should I Grow in Spring?
Here are some of our suggestions for variety packs which you could try growing.