What can you grow in a garden in the Pacific Northwest?
Temperate Pacific Northwest gardens can direct sow crops like leeks, lettuce, kohlrabi, green onions, and Swiss chard. This is also the best time to place an order for your garlic. For a fresh look in fall, plant new annuals like cold hardy pansies to replace spent annual plants.
What vegetables grow in PNW?
Arugula, Beans, Beets, Dwarf Cabbage, Corn, Cucumber, Endive, Eggplant, Gourds (louffa), Lettuce, Kale, Melons, Okra, Peas, Peppers, Pumpkin, Radish, Radicchio, Rutabaga, Scallions, Sorrel, Summer Squash, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips and Watermelon.
What vegetables grow well in Washington state?
Cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and kale are good vegetables for a Washington garden. Carrots, beets and new potatoes should go in about two weeks after radishes, and you should wait until after the last frost date to plant potatoes that take longer to mature, like russets.
On average, you can start planting in Washington state when the date of your last frost has passed. A good way to determine this is by contacting your local Extension office. Another tip is to watch maple trees. As soon as they begin to leaf out you should be okay to plant.
In 2007, the Walla Walla sweet onion was designated as the official vegetable of the state of Washington.
Just as apples, pears, sweet cherries and other stone fruits (e.g., peach, nectarine, apricot, etc.) are successfully grown in Washington for commercial markets, they can also be grown in one's backyard at home.
April is a great month to plant fruits and vegetables in your garden. The following can be planted outdoors in the Pacific Northwest: Beets, carrots, lettuce and salad greens, radishes, peas, fennel, potatoes, kale, broccoli, blueberries, strawberries and onions can all be sown.
Growing vegetables in the Pacific Northwest coastal region
Okra: You might think okra is just for gardeners in the deep South, but we have varieties that mature fruit in as little as 50 days. (Note: Pacific NW growers are, sadly, usually unable to grow okra, there just isn't enough heat for okra to thrive.)
A wide range of vegetables is grown commercially in Western Australia. Major crops include carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, capsicums, onions, broccoli, cauliflower and lettuce.
Rosemary. Despite the fact that it loves dry and warm climates, rosemary is ubiquitous in the PNW—these shrubs are likely to be found in every neighborhood. Rosemary lives for decades, does best in the sun with drier, aerated soil, and will survive all the but the harshest winters when sheltered from cold winds.
Melons are adapted to hot, dry conditions, so they can be most successfully grown mainly in the warmer areas of the state, including the Hermiston area, the Snake River Valley and the Medford area. Start melon seeds indoors three to four weeks before you intend to put them out in the garden.
Timing: Tomatoes can usually go into the ground by mid-May, when soil temperatures reach 50 degrees. “I've found that late and early planted tomatoes usually end up pretty much the same,” says Prestbo.