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
|Beetroot||Brinjal||Brussels sprouts||Broad beans||Gem squash|
|Green beans||Green beans||Green beans||Garlic|
|Parsnips||Spring onion||Mielies (maize)||Parsnips|
|Swiss chard||Sweet peppers||Spinach|
|Spring onion||Turnips||Spring onion|
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|
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!