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Peas growing on a trellis
  • Succession planting is the technique of planting seeds every few weeks. If you live on the coast or in the Willamette Valley, you can plant carrots and radishes year-round for continuous harvests.
  • April is the best month for planting spring crops such as peas and leafy greens.
  • Prepare planting areas by adding compost and covering with mulch.
  • Plant nasturtium in different areas of the garden to attract aphids away from your veggies. The flowers also support pollinators-and you can eat them!
Kids Can!
Show kids how to harvest carrots and peas. Make sure they rinse them under running water before eating.
Planting Chart
Planting Tips Coastal Western valleys High elevations Columbia/Snake River valleys
Start seeds indoors Eggplants, peppers, tomatoes (early April) Eggplants, peppers, tomatoes (early April) Tomatoes, herbs, kale, peppers, eggplant, celery, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli Tomatoes, herbs,chard, lettuce, kohlrabi, kale, eggplant, celery, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli
Start seeds outdoors Zucchini, green beans, corn, cilantro Arugula, beets, parsnips, potatoes Radishes Spinach, radishes, peas
Transplant outdoors Melons, herbs, tomatoes, celery, pumpkins, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers Celery, lettuce, kale Wait until next month! Nothing yet!
Where is your garden?
Oregon has four growing regions. Choose vegetable varieties and planting dates suitable to the growing conditions in your area:
Garden Zones Map
  1. Oregon coast: cool, long season of 190 to 250 days.
  2. Western valleys: 150 to 250-day season; warm days, cool nights; length of season varies year to year.
  3. High elevations: short growing season of 90 to 120 days; frost can occur during any month.
  4. Columbia and Snake River valleys: 120 to 200-day season; hot days, warm nights; length of season fairly well defined.


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