Spring Vegetable Planting Guide

Have you thought about growing your own vegies but never quite got around to doing anything about it? Well, spring’s the best time of year to put your vegie-growing plans into action! Below is a planting guide to what, when and how to plant you’re vegetables this season. Happy Spring gardening!

Vegetable   Row spacing (cm) Plant spacing (cm) Depth Planting times Number of seeds per gram Best soil temp (°C) Average days to maturity
Amaranth (AF) 50-75 50 0.5 Sep-Mar 900 16-30 50
Bush Beans (AF) 50-60 8-15 2-3 Sep-Feb 2-4 16-30 55-70
Climbing Beans (AF) 100 10-20 2-3 Sep-Jan 3-4 16-30 65-80
Broccoli 50-60 35-50 0.5-1 Sep-Apr 175-330 7-30 60-90
Burdock 60 50 1-2 Sep-Apr 50 10-20 120
Cabbage 50-75 35-60 0.5-1 Any 200-380 10-35 60-110
Carrot 25-30 2-5 0.5-1 Sep-May 600-900 10-30 65-90
Celeric 45-80 15-30 0.2-0.5 Sep-Dec 2100-3000 8-21 90-120
Celery 45-80 15-30 0.2-0.5 Sep-Dec 2100-3000 12-21 120
Corn (Maize) (AF) 60-90 20-30 2-3 Sep-Feb 2-4 16-35 100-150
Corn (Sweet) (AF) 60-90 20-30 2-3 Sep-Feb 4-7 16-35 80-100
Cucumber (AF) 120-150 40-60 1 Sep-Jan 30-40 16-35 60-70
Gourd (AF) 150 90-120 2 Sep-Dec 10 20-30 95-120
Herbs, Parsley 50-60 20-30 0.5-1 Sep-May 500-650 10-30 65-135
Lettuce 35-50 20-30 0.6 Any 600-1200 8-27 60-85
Luffa (AF) 150 45-75 3 Sep-Dec 6 20-30 80
Marrow (AF) 100-120 90-120 2 Sep-Jan 6-8 20-35 90-120
Mustard 50-75 35-60 0.5-1 Any 300 10-35 40-60
Okra (AF) 90-120 35-60 1 Oct-Dec 15-25 20-35 80-98
Pumpkin (AF) 250-300 90-120 3 Sep-Dec 5-12 20-32 105-140
Radish 25-35 3-5 1-2 Any 100-140 8-30 40-50
Rockmelon (AF) 120-150 40-60 1-2 Sep-Dec 25-40 20-32 75-115
Rosella (AF) 90-120 45 1 Oct-Feb 50-70 24-32 175
Salad Greens, Endive 45-60 20-30 0.5-1 Sep-Apr 700-1000 15-25 70
Silverbeet 50-60 15-30 1.5-2 Sep-May 50-60 10-30 50-85
Squash (AF) 90-120 60-80 2-3 Sep-Jan 7-12 21-35 50-60
Turnip 30-50 12-20 1 Sep-Apr 400-500 12-30 45-65
Zucchini (AF) 90-110 50-90 2-3 Sep-Jan 6-12 21-35 44-63

AF = After frost

Table adapted from Eden Seeds Planting Guide,

see: https://www.edenseeds.com.au.

Author: Marie Macdonald

 

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