After months of growing winter root vegetables, you will be able to indulge in light crops that will pop right out of the ground.
Which vegetables are at their prime in the spring season? What are their nutritional values? And what are the benefits of consuming these seasonal vegetables? Here's a guide that will help you resolve your queries and choose vegetables to grow in the spring season!
Spring vegetables chart
|Vegetables to Grow||Growing Months||Days to Harvest||Shop Seeds|
|Tomatoes & Cherry Tomatoes||Mar-May||40 to 50||
Cherry tomato seeds
|55 to 60||
Green capsicum seeds
Yellow capsicum seeds
|Okra||Late Mar - Jul||45 to 50||Okra seeds Okra seven lines seeds|
|70 to 80||Apple gourd seeds|
|55 to 60||Bitter gourd seeds|
|55 to 60||Bottle gourd long seeds Bottle gourd bulb seeds|
|50 to 60||Peas seeds Peas microgreen seeds Peas baby leaf seeds|
Feb - Mar
Jul - Aug (after rainy season)
|50 to 70||
Cucumber Beit Alpha Seeds
Cucumber Marketmore Seeds
|Zucchini||Apr-May||45 to 55||
Zucchini long seeds
Zucchini green blossom seeds
Zucchini light green seeds
|Beans||Mar-Apr||45 to 60||
Seeds (White Seeds)
Bean Seeds (Black Seeds)
Beans Yellow Seeds
Tongues of fire bean Seeds
|Amaranthus||Apr-Jul||C 30 to 35||
Amaranthus green seeds
Amaranthus red seeds
|Melon||Feb-Mar||70 to 85||
Yellow melon seeds
Long melon(Tar) seeds
Planting the healthiest spring vegetables
To help you decide, we have curated a list of the 8 best vegetables that you should try growing this spring season:
Rich in vitamin A, C, and E, capsicums are ideal to grow in late spring months. Capsicum plant needs 4-5 hours of direct sunlight every day. The perfect time to plant capsicum in north India is between March-July. Whereas, it can be grown all year round in the southern parts of India.
Read on to learn how to grow capsicum at home.
A vegetable that keeps giving, Okra, also known as Bhindi, is one of the best plants to grow in your gardens. It’s a warm-season vegetable that’s rich in vitamin A. Okra can be prepared in multiple ways. The best time to grow Okra in India is between late March-July.
Read on to learn how to grow okra at home.
There are multiple varieties of Gourds that you can grow in your gardens during the spring season. Apple Gourd, Bitter Gourd, Bottle Gourd, Round Gourd - to name a few. All these veggies will do well in late springs or early summers.
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Cucumbers are perfect for the spring season. To enjoy fresh and juicy cucumbers all spring along, you need to plant them before the last frost. They need 6-7 hours of daily sunlight and fertile soil to grow well. Pick a sunny spot and plant your seeds in rows that are 5-6 feet apart.
Green peas prefer slightly cool-weather. However, they need 6-7 hours of direct sunlight to thrive. The best time to grow green peas is early spring in the months of Feb-April. It will take 2-3 months for peas to start creating pods. The plant might require support to climb upwards, therefore, they might need stakes or trellises to cling to.
Amaranthus is an ideal plant to grow from mid-spring to early summers. Celebrated as a superfood, it is rich in vitamin A, C, K and other nutrients. They grow well in well-nourished soil that has equal amounts of nitrogen and phosphorous. Like other vegetables, amaranthus requires 4-5 hours of daily sunlight.
Read on to learn how to grow amaranthus at home in India.
Tomato and Cherry Tomato
Tomatoes and cherry tomatoes are sun-lovers. They do well in warm soil and it's best to plant them in the spring season. All they need is a constant supply of compost. Also, they require a lot of growing room, so plant the seeds 2-3 feet apart. The best time to grow tomatoes in India is between March and May.
Read on to learn how to grow tomatoes and cherry tomatoes in your gardens.
An ideal spring season crop, healthy and tasty french beans are easy to grow and go well with all the dishes. They do well in partial sunlight and get ready to be harvested within 60 days of planting. Harvest your beans regularly to promote the production of fresh beans.
We hope the spring vegetable calendar curated by AllThatGrows helps you plan the perfect spring season garden and set you on an amazing journey to good health.