Thursday, January 17, 2013

Veggie Garden in the Pacific Northwest US

Now we travel to the northern portion of the West Cost...
The Pacific Northwest!  This region includes most of Oregon and Washington state as well as the northern "tip" of California.

According to Mother Earth News, the top 10 crops for the Pacific Northwest are:  Pole snap beans, Snow/snap beans, Potato, Garlic, Cherry Tomato, Summer Squash, Chard (so easy to grow), Lettuce, Onion and Carrot.

If you've been following the "Region-Specific Gardening" series, February is the time to get you seeds planted!  So NOW is the time to plan for that garden you've always wanted or have been thinking about expanding.
Tom Thumb Lettuce
Mother Earth News recommends you plant the following varieties in February:  Artichoke, Asparagus, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Fava Bean, Kale, Leek, Lettuce, Onion, Peas, Radicchio, Spinach and HERBS!

That's a nice list of veggies.  What are you planning to grow?
Don't want to garden but like the idea of fresh greens?  Try SPROUTS!  Find out how to get more free seeds HERE!

My advice to anyone getting started:
-Plant ONLY Heirloom Seeds.  Find out why...
-Plant Basil!!!  It's easy.
-More easy varieties are: lettuce, beets, radish, turnips and borage.

-Try Peat Pellets for seed-starting made easy. 

-Plant more seeds than you think you'll need.  Stuff happens!
-Take notes or keep a log of what works, what didn't work, questions and comments.  Or blog about it!

If you are looking for additional help for natural or organic pest control check out "Natural and Organic Pest Control." I use Neem Oil for powdery mildew when I just can't get rid of it any other way.
Consider Companion Planting for natural pest control and healthy veggies.

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Would you like more gardening info specific to your area?
Let me know!
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