Isn’t it amazing how time flies? Here we are in the second half of 2019, with winter nearing its end. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about spring and what you need to do to prepare your veggie garden for the new season.

A good place to start would be to clear your beds, add compost and mulch and allow the soil to recuperate a bit.

So the question becomes, what can we plant?

Fortunately, the warmer seasons offer more possibilities! And why don’t you try varieties that you haven’t planted before? Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? Visit our online shop and have a look at our ever expanding range of seed varieties.

The lists below are not exhaustive, but should be a good starting point.

Plant by season

Spring Summer Autumn Winter Year round
Asparagus Asparagus Beetroot Asparagus Butternut
Artichoke Artichokes Brinjal Artichoke Carrots
Baby marrow Beetroot Broccoli Beetroot Cucumber
Beetroot Brinjal Brussels sprouts Broad beans Gem squash
Broad beans Butternut Cabbage Broccoli Lettuce
Broccoli Cabbage Cauliflower Brussels sprouts Onion
Cabbage Celery Celery Cabbage Potato
Cauliflower Chillies Chives Cauliflower Pumpkin
Celery Chives Endive Celery Radish
Cucumber Endive Garlic Endive Sweet potato
Green beans Green beans Green beans Garlic
Leeks Kohlrabi Horseradish Horseradish
Mielies (maize) Rhubarb Kale Kohlrabi
Parsley Spinach Leeks Leeks
Parsnips Spring onion Mielies (maize) Parsnips
Peas Sweet peppers Peas Peppers
Rhubarb Swiss chard Parsnips Rhubarb
Spinach Turnips Spinach Swiss chard
Swiss chard Sweet peppers Spinach
Spring onion Turnips Spring onion
Turnips Turnips

Source: Crush

Companion planting and planting to encourage pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to visit your veggie garden is vitally important. Planting herbs is an easy and affordable way to achieve this. Once again, the list is not exhaustive.

Planting for Pollinators
Butterflies Bees Hummingbirds
Chives Basil Bee balm
Thyme Lemon balm Lavender
Marjoram Lavender Pineapple sage
Catmint Hyssop Hyssop
Mint Borage Mint
Chives Germander Rosemary
Yarrow Sage Catnip
Parsley Savory Comfrey
Chives Chamomile
Thyme Rosemary
Marjoram Dill
Catmint Thyme
Mint Dandelion

Source: Vegetable Gardener

Put some shallow bowls with water throughout your veggie garden as a thank you to these hardworking pollinators.

Now go forth – plan, plant and enjoy your veggie garden!