Spring growing guide
Spring is a glorious time for green thumbs. But Australia is made up of climatic zones and seasonal patterns, so Spring means different things for different Airgardeners.
But no matter where you are, Spring is the perfect time to pack your Airgarden full of flowers, veggies and herbs for an explosion of produce. We suggest setting out with a clear growing plan, so use the below guide to ensure you maximise this dreamy growing season.
When to start
To get the most out of the season, you should aim to transfer new seedlings into your Airgarden at the very start of Spring. So, ensure you've either ordered seedlings from us or started growing your own by mid-August. This will allow all your seedlings to germinate in time.
Our top 10 plants that thrive anywhere in Spring
There are plenty of plants that will keep you busy all season long, no matter where in Australia you are. Take a look at our 10 favourite Spring plants, along with their duration time to harvest.
- Broccoli - 40 days
- Rocket – 14 days
- Strawberries – 40 days
- Collard Greens – 14 days
- Kale - 14 days
- Lettuce - 14 days
- Mustard Greens - 14 days
- Peas - 45 days
- Spinach - 14 days
- Swiss chard - 14 days
You’ll notice a few superfoods on this list, as Spring is a great time to kick healthy living into overdrive. Complement all the outdoor activities with delicious, nutritious recipes that use produce picked straight from your garden.
What to plant in warmer regions
North from Coffs Harbour and all the way over to Geraldton in WA.
- Plant some flavour bombs: parsley, sweet basil, dill, Mint, marjoram, coriander and thyme do particularly well in Spring
- Pack some leafy goodness into your Airgarden with rocket, silverbeet, lettuce and spring onions
- Veggies like eggplant, tomatoes, cucumber, capsicum, leek and zucchini will go gangbusters at this time of year.
- Chuck in a burst of colour with flowers like marigolds, zinnias, cosmos and petunias.
What to plant in cooler regions
All of Tasmania, Victoria, the southern highlands of NSW, and the ACT
- Nurture herbs like basil, chives, coriander, dill, mint, oregano, parsley and sage
- For a burst of colour add strawberries, sunflowers, marigolds, snapdragons and petunias.
- Pack in some veggie seedlings, like tomatoes, peas and cucumbers to reap generous harvests
- Pop in some leafy greens for good measure, including lettuce varieties, silverbeet and spinach
What to plant in temperate regions
Pretty much the rest of Australia - most of the inland, SA and the southern area of WA
- Go nuts planting Veggies in a temperate climate. Try eggplant, capsicum, tomatoes and Peas.
- The best herbs in a temperate climate are chives, parsley, catnip, sage, oregano, rosemary, thyme and marjoram
- Pop in a range of leafy greens like silverbeet, rocket and spinach.
- Flowers thrive in temperate climates, particularly cosmos, sunflowers, marigolds, snapdragons and petunias.
Remember, this is just a rough guide - be sure to check out our list of everything you can grow in the Airgarden and keep an eye on microclimates created in your garden and any weather extremes particular to your location.
Insects and pests in Spring
Plants aren’t the only ones that love the Spring - during the spring months, insects and pests tend to appear more frequently. While they’re great for the ecosystem, it’s best to take steps to keep them away from our Airgarden.
If you notice any unwanted nasties lingering around your plants, the most fail-proof solution is our custom-made pest net, which is guaranteed to keep them out.
Alternatively, check out our tips for preventing and dealing with those rare pests and nasties.
Most of all - have some fun!
As the sun starts shining and we wave goodbye to the colder temperatures, it's the perfect time to take advantage of the elements at hand. If you’re in the mood for more inspiration, or want to show off your spring garden, be sure to follow us on Instagram @Air.Garden.