Do you wonder what to plant as a new season approaches? Do you need a simple guide to act as a reminder? Are you ready to start to grow fresh?
This is for you!
Spring is fast approaching and for me that means a flurry of activity in the garden. The lead up to Spring is one of my favorite times of year as it is bursting with opportunity and dreams of lush crops of fabulous fresh produce.
As Spring approaches I commence planning what to plant for our Summer harvests. This is focused on determining garden space to allow room for my regular favorites and also extra space to try any new plants that have taken my fancy. It is a time to flick back through my notes to find out what I planted the previous year.
Getting plants into the ground at the start of the season allows them to develop and mature prior to the extremes of the season. It also means (hopefully) a great crop in three or four months time.
I now have a standard set of plants that I tend to add to the garden each season. It is reflected in this Seasonal Planting guide I have put together.
The plants that I grow each season :
Are proven performers in my garden and environment
Are not complex or fiddly to grow
Are vegetables that my family enjoys eating
Include ones that are better to collect fresh as required – they do not store well, or are expensive,, or inconvenient to buy often
I can preserve and continue to enjoy past the season
Are a collection of fresh wonderful produce that I love bringing to my family table
This Seasonal Planting Guide is a simple reference that you can use to remind you of suitable plants to put into your garden based for each season.
This guide also includes key things I work through prior to planting each season.
*The guide is based on a temperate Australian climate. We live in a regional area outside of Melbourne.