Spring brings with it the longer days, the crisp air, warm sun and the excitement that new life brings. Spring is definitely my favorite season in the garden. It’s a great time to plant some veggies in your garden.
We were lucky enough to buy a house with a raised garden bed already established. If you don’t have a garden bed, you can still grow a variety of veggies and herbs in pots. I’m thinking that I might try and grow a few more things in pots (so if my husband does end up putting the house up for sale – I won’t be selling my basil and tomatoes with it).
You also need to make sure the soil is rich in nutrients before you plant your seeds/seedlings. This means topping the soil up with some slow release fertiliser before planting your seeds or seedlings.
If I’m planting seeds, I like to start these off in seedling trays. Seeds need a little more love than seedlings, and I find I can give them that little bit extra if they’re in seedling trays rather than in the veggie garden straight away.
Those seeds will also need a little more shelter from early morning frosts or the next door neighbour’s cat – you can make little ‘greenhouses’ for your seedlings by cutting a plastic bottle in half and placing it over the top of your seedling trays.
This is great for me, as I do tend to forget about my veggie garden every now and then! (But then again, I’ve got a 4 month old so this now can be forgiven). I prefer to use sugar cane mulch, as this eventually breaks down, and adds more nutrients to the soil.