The longer days and additional sunshine that heralds the start of Spring makes it a perfect time to get back out amongst our gardens (or continue gardening if Winter didn’t put you off!) and get planting! Spring is a wonderful time to grow all kinds of delicious veggies and herbs, so I’m here to get you started with a guide to Spring planting!
Here in Melbourne we’re classified as being in the ‘temperature’ zone, so that’s what I’m basing these recommendations on. If you’re in one of the other zones in Australia (Brisbane & Perth fall into the sub-tropical zone and all of Tassie and Canberra are in the cool zone) then adjust accordingly.
So, what should we be planting? This isn’t an exhaustive list of everything you could be growing in Spring of course, but more a focus on some of the most popular veggies and herbs to grow!
- Spring onions
- Jerusalem artichoke
These plants do particularly well when paired together:
- Basil and tomatoes
- Carrots with peas, tomatoes and lettuces
- Asparagus with basil or parsley
- Chives with peas, cucumber and lettuce
- Eggplant with beans or spinach
In my balcony garden this Spring
I already have basil and parsley happily growing on my balcony, along with mint and some chillis so I have got a jump on Spring planting already! I’ve also still got a few greens growing, a mix of chard and some Asian greens, so I will let them run their course before I replace them too!
After the success of my cherry tomato plant last year I think I’ll pop at least one of those in this year (on the traditional Cup Day tomato planting day of course!) and I think I’ll try my hand at some zucchini, capsicum and eggplant too!