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What to Plant in Spring

With the weather getting warmer, spring is the perfect time to start planting flowers, fruits, vegetables and herbs. However, what you can grow also depends on the soil conditions and climate where you live. It's important to know which plants are best suited to your region so that you get the best results in your garden.

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Soil Preparation

Before you plant, prepare your soil by digging in compost and manure so your plants have the nutrients they need to grow. Also, make sure the soil is well watered. Then cover your garden beds in a 10cm layer of mulch to help retain the moisture.

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Spring Flowers

Depending on where you live, these are some of the more popular flowers to plant in spring:

  • Petunias
  • Snapdragons
  • Marigolds
  • Impatiens
  • Gardenia
  • Geraniums
  • Port Wine Magnolias
  • Alyssum
  • Begonias
  • Cosmos
  • Portulacas
  • Zinnias
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Spring Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs

Which fruits, vegetables and herbs you can plant and successfully grow in spring depends on the climate in your region.

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Fruits and vegetables:

  • Passionfruit
  • Citrus
  • Macadamia
  • Rocket
  • Silverbeet
  • Spring Onions
  • Lettuces
  • Zucchini
  • Pumpkin
  • Leeks
  • Capsicum
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Tomatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Cauliflower
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Corn
  • Beetroot
  • Peas
  • Swedes
  • Turnips
  • Cabbage
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Herbs:

  • Parsley
  • Sweet Basil
  • Dill
  • Coriander
  • Mint
  • Marjoram
  • Catnip
  • Thyme
  • Chives
  • Oregano
  • Sage
  • Rosemary
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