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Kale, chard, spinach and cauliflower growing in a garden
  • Put your garden plan into action!
  • Check the weather. If the forecast calls for rain, you don't need to water.
  • Read the back of seed packets to see how to space plants: spacing them properly will help prevent diseases and pests.
  • Spring is slug season! Time to put out traps and watch for damage to young plants.
  • Two weeks after planting, add an all-purpose garden fertilizer with a ratio such as 4-4-4.
Kids Can!
Show kids the good bugs in the garden, like ladybugs, butterflies, and bees.
Planting Chart
Planting Tips Coastal Western valleys High elevations Columbia/Snake River valleys
Start seeds indoors Almost time to start seeds for fall! Eggplants, peppers, tomatoes Melons, cucumbers, kohlrabi, lettuce, pumpkins, chard Melons, cucumbers, pumpkins
Start seeds outdoors Most veggies have been planted! Corn, dill, green beans, winter squash, zucchini Carrots, chives, onions, parsley, parsnips, peas, spinach, turnips Arugula, beets, chives, onions, parsley, parsnips, potatoes, turnips
Transplant outdoors There is still time for warm-season veggies! Basil, peppers, melons, celery, cucumbers, eggplant, oregano, rosemary, tomatoes Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, chard Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, chard
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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