Spring is one of the four conventional temperate seasons, following winter and preceding summer. There are various technical definitions of spring, but local usage of the term varies according to local climate, cultures and customs. When it is spring in the Northern Hemisphere, it will be autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. At the spring equinox, days are close to 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses. Spring and “springtime” refer to the season, and also to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. Subtropical and tropical areas have climates better described in terms of other seasons, e.g. dry or wet, monsoonal or cyclonic

“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”   Mark Twain

The garden is waking up, and you’re in charge! It’s time to plant, prune, prepare beds, and care for your lawn.  Hardy vegetables, such as onions, potatoes, artichokes, and some lettuces, should be planted now.

So what is in season in Spring?  See below a list to help you with your food preparation in Spring.

FRUITS VEGETABLES
Avocados Artichokes
Bananas Asparagus
Dates Broad beans
Grapefruits Broccoli
Oranges Cabbage
Pears Carrots
Rhubarb Cauliflower
Tamarillos Celery
Tangelos Garlic
Ugly fruit Kumara
Lettuce
Mushrooms
New potatoes
Old potatoes
Onions
Pak choi
Parsnips
Radishes
Rocket
Salad
Silver beets
Spinach
Sprouts
Swedes
Watercress
Yams
Zucchini