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Spring season vegetables for Indian Homes

A thing of beauty is joy forever

                                                 -John Keats

What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you think of spring?It is usually the time between or more appropriately,a transition between winter season and summer season.It is also known as the king of  all the seasons as,it is a period of natural rejuvenation for the nature.Recuperating from the witherness and a wave of melancholy caused by the winter season which makes the atmosphere around us effete, nature just welcomes the advent of this season of beauty and gregariousness  by spreading itself out for getting adorned by fresh folioles and flower buds.

In this season of newness and rejuvenation, why not rejuvenate your home garden as well? Since it is the best time to grow quite a lot of vegetables since it has moderate climatic conditions,neither too hot nor too cold. A wide range of plants can be grown in this season starting from peas to beetroots growing in your kitchen garden

Wondering which plants to grow in this season?Don't worry,we’ve got you!

We will be telling you about spring season vegetables in India along with some other essential information regarding the same.

Vegetable list along with how to grow and climatic conditions required for them as well as nutritional value of that particular vegetable.

Here's a concise spring vegetable planting guide for you:

1. Coriander

A herb which can transform a simple meal into an opulent one by merely being present on the top of it,coriander is certainly one of the most loved garnishing herbs in Indian households.Upon grinding,it serves as a delicious dip as well.It is an annual herb and can be grown in any season.However,spring season is the best time for growing it in your garden.Its seed need not be transplanted,rather it can be sown directly into the soil making it one of those easy vegetables to grow in spring.Coriander is a great source of dietary fibre and vitamin C as well.It is  also excellent for your digestive system and works wonders for eyes.Hence,growing coriander seeds in your garden during the spring season is certainly,a good idea.

2. Cauliflower

Deriving its name from the Italian word cavolfiore,meaning cabbage flower, cauliflower seeds can be grown in the spring planting season in India. Weather is a limiting factor in producing cauliflower,since it require moderate  daytime temperature with ample sunlight,making it an ideal member of the spring vegetable garden.Apart from being low in calories and high in vitamins,it is also rich in fibres which aids in digestion.It also has many other benefits such as:

  • Antioxidant properties
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Rich in choline

3. Pepper Plant

Pepper,more commonly known as mirchi too, is one of the fuss-free and easy vegetables to grow in spring.All types of peppers can be grown in spring:February and March. It’s super easy and one of the most desirable spring seasonal plants. For sweet peppers (Shimla Mirch), select a small 8-10 inches deep pot  for an individual plant for capsicum seeds and then fill it with potting mixture.Post that,spread seeds in the soil and after that cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil  and then sprinkle some water and you are good to go!

One can grow different types of capsicums easily at home.

 

For chilli pepper varieties, have a large 10-12 inches deep pot to sow chilli seeds. Seeing beautiful chillies in your home garden will give you so much happiness so grow chillies in your kitchen garden now as it will not take much time of yours.

Consuming pepper is linked to several health benefits such as:

  • Reducing risk of cancer 
  • Providing relief in joint pain
  • Lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes and so on

4. Pea

 Another one in this list of spring vegetable in India is pea.Peas can be grown easily at home in winters as well as spring season.Sow pea seeds continuously from November; as the weather is apt of your balcony or terrace for the seeds and one can grow peas till March month and sometimes April.Making it one of the best vegetable to grow in spring .In today’s times peas are boiled which breaks down the cell walls and makes them sweeter and the nutrients more bioavailable.It has tremendous health benefits as well.It supports healthy blood sugar control,peas are a great source of proteins and,quite pertinently, like most of the vegetables and fruits,it is rich in fibre and thus aids in digestion.

Apart from that,peas are of great significance in the field of genetics as well.The geneticist,Gregor Mendel used peas for carrying out his experiments which yielded the ‘laws of inheritance’.

5. Cucumber

Known as a vital organ of the detox diet,cucumber is one of those crops to grow in spring.You can sow cucumber seeds in spring season .But if you are using a pot for this purpose, then you will require a large 14-16 inches pot and one must do frequent watering to seeds in summers.Raw cucumber (with peel) is 95% water, 4% carbohydrates, 1% protein, and contains negligible fat. A 100-gram serving provides 67 kilojoules (16 kilocalories) of food energy. It has a low content of micronutrients: it is notable only for vitamin K,deficiency of which results in increased clotting time of blood in humans. Cucumber farming is done at extensive scale in India.

6. Pumpkin

Pumpkin is widely loved throughout the country for its taste and health benefits it offers. It is one of the best vegetables to grow in spring, as these fruits can not do well in cool winters and require a warmer climate to grow well. You’ll need a large bucket or container to grow pumpkin seeds in a pot and a 100-gram (3.5 oz) amount, raw pumpkin provides 110 kilojoules (26 kilocalories) of food energy and is an excellent source of provitamin A beta-carotene and vitamin A as well.

About Urja Seeds

At Urja Seeds,we aim to provide you with the best user experience with our high quality products and services aimed for greater customer satisfaction.We provide a wide range of agricultural seeds online like vegetable seeds, flower seeds, exotic seeds and micro green seeds too. We have some experts who are always eager to help those who need any help regarding their plants or require any tip for sowing a particular seed. 

FAQs

Q1: Is there any nutritional significance of pumpkin seeds as well? Does Urja Seeds sell the same?

Ans: Yes, pumi seeds too are of great nutritional value. Per ounce serving, pumpkin seeds are a good source of protein, magnesium, copper and zinc.Urja seeds sells good quality pumpkin seeds of different varieties.

Q2: What are the distinguishing features of F1 variety of cauliflower seeds?

Following are some of the distinguishing features of the aforementioned variety:

  • Extra early variety
  • High tolerance to heat
  • Small compact plants with off white curds
  • Average weight 400gms to 600gms
  • Approx seeds count - 100

 

Also Read

5 easiest to grow vegetables for Indian Homes

 

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