Spring is often associated with growth and new beginnings, so it’s no surprise that spring is a bountiful time for plants! If you’re headed to the grocery store or farmer’s market and want to know what’s fresh, or if you’re looking to do some gardening this spring, here’s what you need to know about seasonal plants and produce.


Spring Seasonal Produce

Buying produce in season is one of the best ways to purchase healthy food on a budget! Seasonal fruits and veggies are not only a great way to add variety to a nutritious diet, but are also perfect for cutting down on your food budget. Because items in season are more readily available and abundant, their prices are cheaper compared to out-of-season items. So do your wallet, your dietary health, and your tastebuds a favor and look for the seasonal produce below!


Spring Vegetables

Here are some vegetables in season for the spring:

  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Collard greens
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Radishes
  • Turnips


Spring Fruits

Fruits in season at this time of year include:

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Kiwis
  • Lemons and limes
  • Strawberries
  • Pineapples

Don’t forget to look out for seasonal produce that’s less mainstream, too! Try:

  • Cherimoyas
  • Fiddleheads
  • Guava
  • Kumquats
  • Moringa
  • Orach
  • Pomelo
  • Sorrel


What To Grow in the Spring

If you’re nurturing a garden, here are some of the best crops to grow in the spring:

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Fennel
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Onions

You may also wish to start some summer crops indoors to transplant later on, such as tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant. Or, if you’re looking to spruce up your living space with some eye-catching spring flowers, try varieties like sweet pea, pansy, gladiolus, hydrangea, or monkshood.

From all of us at Appetite For Change, happy spring!

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