Thinking about what to grow in your spring vegetable garden? If you ask me, the weather is just right for a wide variety of plants. You can start working on growing plants in your spring vegetable garden right now.

Days are getting longer and warmer, and so, a whole lot of different plants can thrive in your vegetable garden at this time of the year. If you haven’t yet planned or prepared your spring garden yet, you should start doing it now. Get ready to plant some plants and growing some healthy superfood in your spring garden. (Checkout some landscaping design ideas for your backyard garden)

We are going to talk about some of the common plants that you could be growing in your spring garden right away. They are my personal favorites as well, so there are a few of them listed below, but a lot of the good ones or your favorites might get left out. Feel free to add your own favorites in the comment box below. (Or, visit our Facebook page)

But before you start sowing your seeds or planting, it is important that you know your zone and what the last frost date is in your area is. This will help you to determine when spring growing season starts in your area.

A List of common plants to grow in your spring garden

Below are several crops that you could grow in your spring garden right away. Prepare your soil, sow your seeds and start harvesting. Enjoy fresh herbs and vegetables right from your own spring garden.

  • Arugula

Work on your soil and loosen it up. Add some organic fertilizers and sow your seeds as soon as possible. They will germinate in about 7 days. They will be ready for harvesting in about 4 weeks. For a continuous supply, sow seeds every two weeks.beetroot-687251_1280

  • Beets

A well-drained sandy soil is ideal for sowing seeds for beets. Prepare your soil and sow seeds for beets as early as possible in the spring, making sure that your soil stays frost free. People in the south states may not have any problem. Avoid nitrogen fertilizers because they encourage top growth instead of the root.

  • Broccoli

Broccoli is excellent for growing in the cool spring season. Seeding can be done four weeks before the last frost date. Broccoli grows best in temperature between 65-80 degrees F.

  • Spinach

You can sow seeds directly over frozen ground. Seeds will germinate as your soil thaws. Fertilize when the plants have grown to about 4 inches. Spinach will grow fast and tender if fertilized properly.

  • Potatoes

Potatoes are a great versatile and tasty food.  They can be grown in your backyard garden, or grow potatoes in a box. Place potato eyes in a dry fertile soil for best results.

  • Lettuce

Sow seeds as soon as your soil is workable. Lettuce is more sensitive to cold than any other cold season vegetables; so you should definitely cover your plants during cold snaps.

  • Kale

gardening-381948_1280You can easily plant kale in spring 3-5 weeks before the last frost date.

Hope you will enjoy growing your own food. Make sure your garden gets plenty of sunlight during the day. Keep your plants healthy naturally by regular irrigation, fertilizers and  growing companion pants together for mutual benefits. You could also control pests naturally and fertilize your ground with natural organic compost, that you could easily prepare yourself.

You will love the results you get from your backyard garden. Please add your own ideas, or add to the list of vegetables and herbs given here in the comment box below. We’d also appreciate it if you visit our Facebook page and comment on our posts.

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Source: Nourish the Planet

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