- Start seeds indoors if you live on the coast or in the Willamette Valley. Late February is a great time to start tomatoes for summer!
- Take this quiet time to do more planning and research.
- These cold months are great for projects for the garden. Build trellises for your tomatoes out of sticks or re-purposed materials.
- Explore your sleeping garden. What has changed over the winter?
Show kids how to start growing microgreens! Teach them how to garden indoors
|Planting Tips||Coastal||Western valleys||High elevations||Columbia/Snake River valleys|
|Start seeds indoors||Tomatoes, peppers, herbs, chard, lettuce, kohlrabi, kale, eggplant, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage||Celery, tomatoes, peppers,
herbs, kale, eggplant, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage
|Nothing yet!||Nothing yet!|
|Start seeds outdoors||Radishes, peas, spinach, carrots||Radishes||Nothing yet!||Nothing yet!|
|Transplant outdoors||Nothing until next month!||It is still too cold!||It is still too cold!||It is still too cold!|
Where is your garden?
Oregon has four growing regions. Choose vegetable varieties and planting dates suitable to the growing conditions in your area:
- Oregon coast: cool, long season of 190-250 days.
- Western valleys: 150-250 day season; warm days, cool nights; length of season varies year to year.
- High elevations: short growing season of 90-120 days; frost can occur during any month.
- Columbia and Snake River valleys: 120-200-day season; hot days, warm nights; length of season fairly well defined.