* when to plant what in the PNW

Posted on February 15th, 2011 by maitreya. Filed under Crafty Links, Home and Garden.

I got my first seeds started this weekend.  I’m trying the tube method again, but this time paying much more attention to the light so they don’t turn out spindly and weak again.  I’ll also try not to kill them at transplant time like I did last year.

I mentioned previously that I refer a lot to my Seattle Tilth guide and Growing Vegetable West of the Cascades for gardening instruction specific to the Pacific Northwest.  Here are a few other resources I use:

I recently found this great post from Sustainable Eats with a spreadsheet of everything she plants, what varieties, how, and when.  She commented that she’s planning another spreadsheet for this year.  Looking forward to it!

I also like the calendar at the Modern Victory Garden.

List from the Westside Gardener

WSU also has a calendar

Mark brought me back a veggie calendar from the Portland Nursery.  They also have a super Monthly Tips section on their website that covers vegetable gardening, lawn care, and all sorts of other useful things.

Also from Oregon, there’s a whole site from the OSU Extension, including dates.

From BC, the West Coast Seeds catalog has a great chart.

One more: Territorial PDF

I got a little carried away and started 17 varieties of broccoli, cauliflower, parsley, spinach, mustard, tomatoes, leeks, kailaan, Chinese cabbage, baby bok choy, artichoke, and chives.  Some of these I’ll also direct sow later.  We’ll see how many sprout.

Not off to a good start: as I was typing this up, I realized I forgot to water them :P

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