It’s not too late to plant! by Sonja Towner

Hello Gleaner Family!!

My name is Sonja.  This is my first time writing, and I must be honest, I have only been gardening for a couple years.  So not all this info comes from me, but was a group effort.

Leslie Newcomer says, “Should have some stuff started indoors or a greenhouse, like tomatoes, peppers and other stuff, peas and lettuces can go in pretty soon, also onion sets etc.”

Sarah Grimm says, “Sweet peas!  Start or seed. I’ve also got arugula spring in the garden…and am sowing kale, and radishes.”

Diane Thurlow says “I have friends who grow a large garden in Veneta.  Last week they told me they have already planted onions, cabbage, lettuce, brussel sprouts and broccoli, beets and peas.”

Kevin Prier says:

“I’ve been compiling several gardening resources on my web site, including a planting calendar for spring and winter crops, seed saving, and more. You are welcome to link to that on the Gleaners site: http://suburbanhomecraft.com/resources/
Also on there is a great gleaning resource: http://fallingfruit.org/ where we can add local fruit/gleaning opportunities on an interactive map. I’ve added several trees in my area. “

There are many seeds/seedlings that can and should be in the ground now.  Since the ground has reached the right temperature, things such as chick peas, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, celery, Kale, leeks, most lettuces, onions, leeks, garlic,  spinach, collards, most cabbages, melons, parsley, parsnips, peas, radish, chards and turnips.

When the ground reaches 60 degrees, which mine did yesterday, things like beans (bush, fava and lima) and carrots maybe planted.  At 65 degrees, you may plant artichokes, asparagus, beans (pole, edamame, snap), corn, cucumbers, pumpkins and squash.

I have found that Territorial Seeds Company has a free catalog that has all this information as well.  Best part is it’s FREE!!!  You can go to their website and order it. http://www.territorialseed.com/

I have also discovered on their website that they have a garden planner in which I found very helpful.  Its helps provide information and what plant families go together for best growth, and helps to make sure you have the right amount of space!!!  The first year is free and only $25 a year after that.  I hope this information is helpful.  http://gardenplanner.territorialseed.com/

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