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6 Vegetable Seeds to Plant in Spring

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.

1. Kale

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.

Kale, Blue Curled Scotch is excellent in salads or steamed. The blue-green leaves are finely curled and reach up to 12-15″ tall!

2. Lettuce

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.

Lettuce, White Boston (Butterhead) produces good yields of a light green compact butter-head type lettuce.

3. Cucumber

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.

Cucumber – Space Master Plant has short vines, so it is an extremely compact cucumber plant which produces excellent yields of delicious green cucumbers.

4. Spinach

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. 

Spinach – America will produce a beautiful dark green plant in only 40 days with excellent flavor.

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.

Pepper – California Wonder produces large yields of blocky, mostly 4 lobed, thick-walled fruit that is mild and sweet in 75 days.

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.

Eggplant – Long Purple Italian is an all-time classic favorite eggplant produces club shaped fruits that are 10″ long x  2″ in diameter.

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.

Spring/Summer Seed consists of 100% non-genetically modified seeds and everything you need to grow them. Over 20 popular varieties are included eg. basil, chives, cucumber, eggplant, melon, peas, bell peppers, lettuce, spinach, squash, watermelon and tomatoes.
Lettuce & Leafy Greens Variety Pack includes an assortment of 15 most individually-packaged seed varieties, including kale, lettuce, argula, collard, endive, mustard & spinach.
Cucumber Garden Variety Pack includes an assortment of 15 popular varieties that are proven to grow extremely well using the Tower Garden system. Seeds include broccolini, cauliflower, chives, endive, kale, lettuce, mustard, spinach, green pea, wheatgrass and swiss chard.
All-In-One Hydroponic Garden Variety Pack includes an assortment of 15 most individually-packaged seed varieties, including kale, lettuce, argula, collard, endive, mustard & spinach.
Tower Garden Variety Pack includes an assortment of 15 popular varieties that are proven to grow extremely well using the Tower Garden system. Seeds include broccolini, cauliflower, chives, endive, kale, lettuce, mustard, spinach, green pea, wheatgrass and swiss chard.