What to grow in your garden in Spring

Posted by Chloe Ackland on 19th March, 2024.



Make the most of your outdoor areas in Spring! As the weather warms up, it's time to dust off those gardening tools and reconnect with nature. 

It's that wonderful time of year when we can finally trade our fleecey gloves for gardening gloves and get our hands dirty. Here at Lakeland Active, Spring is one of our favourite seasons, and it's the perfect time to start planting your veg/flowers for a glorious garden in Summer. From easy-peasy veggies to flowers that'll make you smile, we're here to make your garden time stress-free. Pop the kettle on and let's chat about all our favourite things to grow in our gardens during the Spring months. 

(Check out our Spring Gardening Guide for more gardening tips!)

Start Off With Your Vegetable Patch

The months of Spring are the perfect time to start sowing everybody's favourite veg; good old spuds (voted Britain's favourite vegetable in 2022!) and carrots. You can also sow your broad beans, spinach, lettuce and rocket. Yum. 

Let the kids help out - your garden can be your outdoor classroom! Family gardening is a great way to teach the kids about healthy food and get them off the sofa into the fresh air. 

Pick, Sow and Plant Your Flowers For Pops of Colour 

During March and April, we'll be busy planting perennials, summer-flowering bulbs and sowing annuals. The exciting part is getting to plan what colours you'll have sprouting up around your garden throughout the year.

An annual is a plant that completes its entire life cycle in just one growing season. Which basically means, they need to be replanted each year. Whilst a perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years. Many gardeners prefer to fill their gardens mainly with perennials (less work!), adding a few annuals here and there adds an extra pop of colour.

Some of our perennial favourites include daffodils, daylilies, and delphiniums. And when it comes to annuals, we're especially excited about bellflowers. Not only do they add a burst of colour to your garden, but they also bring all the bees to the yard, making them a real asset to a garden's ecosystem. Let's not forget about begonias – they're incredibly easy to grow, thrive in shade, and can be cultivated both indoors and out. And did you know that just one ounce of begonia seeds can produce a whopping 3 MILLION seedlings?!

Remember to choose your flowers wisely - if you have any pets make sure you check for any potentially dangerous flowers (we know they like to chomp a leaf or two!) 

Note: beware of late-spring frost! Keep an eye on the forecast and take precautions to protect any plants which are vulnerable to the cold. 

Before getting started on any of these tasks, make sure you protect your hands and fingers to avoid any nasty cuts or scrapes. Our best selling Orton Weed & Seed Gardening Gloves and the popular Parton Gardening Gloves with Bamboo Fibre are great options that'll give you a good grip when you're wrestling those pesky weeds.


If you're ready to get back into your garden for Spring, take a look at our through our complete collection of best selling Gardening footwear and essentials - used and trusted by garden-lovers all over the UK.

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