Friday, March 29, 2013

Early Spring Planting

Spring is in the air! What to plant right now? Peas, radish, lettuce, beet, and chard are all pretty safe bets for right now, we will probably still see a few frosts this season, cold tolerant veggies should come through fine.

It is too early for tomatoes, even though you will see them on the big box nursery racks any day now, it is too cold for them to spend the nights (happily) outside. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and many other warm season fruits and veggies need over night temperatures above 50 degrees. Is that bare tomato patch just too empty looking? Plant some lettuce from purchased starts or plant radish seeds, both will be ready to harvest by tomato planting time. Here is a link to the Clackamas County Master Gardeners information on Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Here is the first in a series of videos filmed in the Campbell Community Garden. Thanks to Straw Bale Films for their support of our garden!

THANKS to Straw Bale Films for their support of our community!

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