- Clean tools and containers with warm soapy water.
- Prepare planting areas: remove weeds and add compost.
- Start planting flowers for pollinators. Alyssum and Nemophila are great for early spring pollinators.
- Plant perennial herbs such as rosemary, thyme and oregano.
Show kids how to spot garden weeds for pulling.
|Planting Tips||Coastal||Western valleys||High elevations||Columbia/Snake River valleys|
|Start seeds indoors||Eggplants, peppers, tomatoes||Eggplants, peppers, tomatoes||Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts||Soon!|
|Start seeds outdoors||Arugula, peas, spinach, chard||Arugula, peas, spinach, chard||Nothing yet!||Wait until next month!|
|Transplant outdoors||Broccoli, kale||Broccoli, kale||Still too cold!||Keep planning and researching!|
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.