Spring Season: Top 5 Veggies to Plant Today

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Spring is undoubtedly the best season to plant vegetables. The sun shines every morning, the breeze is at the right temperature, and the land is moist because of the winter. 

 

So how do you make the most out of this excellent season? Plant vegetables that you can consume almost every day. You know, the kinds that you can add to your menu every time! Aside from that, it’s also best to plant vegetables that would only thrive in moist ground. This is because you can no longer plant them in the coming seasons.

To help you with that, we’ve come up with a list of vegetables you could start growing in your backyard now! And as if that’s not enough, we’ll also add short instructions on how you should plant them. Ready your pens and shovels!

 

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1. Potatoes

Potato is definitely one of the staple foods in every household. Fries, chips, mashed potatoes, we all just love everything potato. Because potato is a root vegetable, you could only plant them in moist soil. 

How to plant them:

While potatoes love moist soil, that doesn’t mean that you have to drown them. In fact, when you plant them in thawing soil, you should only water them when a sprout already comes up. Besides that, a minimal amount of water is needed just to keep the soil moist at all times.

 

2. Beets

Just like potatoes, beets are versatile. You can grate them for soup, chop them for salad, and even mix them with butter to make beetroot for your weaning babies. However, you like it, having a pack of beets in your kitchen is a must.

How to plant them:

In planting beets, you must dig at least 1/2 inches deep using a plant auger. After that, place 2-4 seeds in one hole. Because of their root size, each section should at least be 2 inches apart, and the rows should be at least 1 1/2 feet apart.

 

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3. Honeydew 

Unlike its melon cousin, honeydew has a more subtle sweetness. It just takes away the strong taste of your previous meal, leaving you refreshed. This makes it perfect for older people and those who don’t have a sweet tooth. 

How to plant them:

Place your honeydew seeds directly in the sunlight. Aside from moist and well-fertilized soil, they also need mounds or wooden frames which they could crawl into.

 

4. Lettuce

The leaf vegetable that serves as the base to our favorite salads— lettuce. If you’re living on a diet, having a pack of lettuce is really essential. Aside from this, it's also essential in cooking other cuisines such as Chinese dumplings and Korean barbecue dishes!

How to plant them:

Growing seed needs protection from the heat. On the other hand, a lettuce sprout needs direct sunlight. This is why it's recommended to grow seedlings indoors and transfer them to your garden as soon as they grow. You also need to install a makeshift shade for your lettuce.

 

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5. Onions

Onion is one of the ingredients that bring out the flavor of almost every food. Together with garlic and ginger, they make up the special trinity of cooking! Growing your own onions could definitely save you a few bucks, especially because they’re really not that hard to maintain!

How to plant them:

It's best to plant onions outdoors, directly to your garden. Growing onion bulbs tend to be more susceptible to weeds and pests; this is why keeping an eye on them as they grow is important. Once infested by pests, they will develop slippery and sour scales. 


Have you made up your mind on what vegetable you would plant in your garden this spring season? What are you waiting for? Bring out your gardening gloves and start planting!

 

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