Some of the best vegetables to plant in spring are: buk choy, celery, silverbeet, beans, capsicums, cucumbers and eggplants. If you are impatient like me, I suggest buying seedlings and repotting them as they grow.
To give your vegetables the best possible start, I recommend using Yates premium potting mix along with Yates Thrive Veggie & Herb liquid plant food. Once your vegetables have established themselves you just need to keep them safe from insects and vermin.
One way to keep them safe is by putting them in a greenhouse, it provides temperature control and protection from the likes of insects and possums. If all goes well you should be able to start harvesting in several weeks time. - EricL
You'll find what you can plant at this time of year is very dependent on where you are based. It might also depend on whether you plan on growing your veggies in the garden or are using something like a raised garden bed or pots.
While the transition from winter to spring can bring with it unstable weather, it is certainly the time to prepare your summer veggie patch. Start by planting basil, corn, climbing beans, zucchini and tomatoes. Keep in mind that if you are planting seeds, they will require warm soil to start growing.
For temperate climates, you can sow seeds for broccoli, beetroot, spring onion, carrot, lettuce, potato, silverbeet, tomatoes and peas to name a few. And almost all veggie seedlings can be planted in Spring.
For many people, spring and summer is all about tomatoes. There’s a huge variety available in sizes and colours ranging from red to black, yellow and striped. When they’re home grown, they taste delicious. Tomatoes grow well in pots, hanging baskets or in the ground.
Plant seed in pre-moistened soil and in about a week the seedlings should emerge. Fertilise every few weeks when the plants are growing. Tomatoes are also available as seedlings in punnets or single pots. Buying like this means a lot of the hard work is already done. Plant in a sunny well-drained position. It’s preferable to select a patch that hasn’t grown tomatoes the previous season. Mix in organic compost before planting. Remember to keep plants well-watered and feed regularly. Stake larger growing varieties.