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Early Spring veggies are here
But don't forget to save space for round two!

It is so exciting when spring vegetable starts begin to fill the shelves! Beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, lettuce, Swiss chard, peas, seed potatoes and shallots are just to name a few. See the box below for more of the vegetables and herbs on our shelves!

With all these great crops it is easy to fill up your whole garden in one day. However, we want to remind you to save some space for replanting fast maturing crops (such as lettuce) for a continual harvest. This practice is commonly referred to as "succession planting", and will help you maximize the harvest season by continually planting new areas of varieties that will ripen sequentially.

Tips and Tricks
  • Some crops, such as potatoes, tomatoes and squash, you only plant once.
  • Fast maturing crops such as leafy greens, annual herbs and some root crops are the easiest to keep in production with succession planting. Use the "Suggested Plantings" boxes in the full article to times to plant your crops.
  • Crops planted from starts will mature faster than the same crop planted from seed.
  • Most seeds require soil temperatures of 50-55ºF to sprout. Starts tolerate slightly cooler soils.
  • The increasing day length is another factor influencing the time between plantings: Marvel of Four Seasons Lettuce may take 60 days to mature when planted in March but only 30 days to mature when planted in May.
  • It is important to utilize varieties that can withstand lower temperatures and possible frosts at the beginning or end of the season.
  • At the start of summer, utilize varieties that are heat tolerant to minimize bolting and bitterness of leafy crops.
  • Fall and winter crops such as Brussels sprouts and cabbage are best planted in late June early July from seed or in July and August from starts.

To read the full article for suggested planting times and veggie combinations, download our Succession Planting Article.

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Why Plant a Garden?
Ten Reasons to start a Vegetable Garden
  1. Nutritious food available 24 hours a day.
  2. Exercise and lower your blood pressure while having fun!
  3. Save some green, while getting your greens.
  4. Take time to meditate.
  5. Kids love to eat what they've grown.
  6. Express yourself with green design.
  7. Amaze children with the miracle of gardening.
  8. Cook with garden fresh herbs & vegetables.
  9. Get back to the earth.
  10. Feel a great sense of accomplishment.

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Perfect Timing!
Oregon Trellis raised beds are in

We love Oregon Trellis raised Beds. Oregon Trellis is a Eugene company that uses rugged, long-lasting, non-toxic Western Red Cedar in its raised bed kits. We have three sizes available

  • 2x2 - $49.99
  • 3x3 - $79.99
  • 4x4 - $99.99

All are 11.5” deep

Need help with planting your bed? See this slide show on Sunset Magazine.

EB Stone products are great for raised beds. Pick some up while they're on sale!
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Featured Events & Classes
Portland Nursery Classes

There are new classes all month long. They fill up quickly. Please REGISTER TODAY! We have done our best to only list available classes.

See our Classes Page for all CLASS DESCRIPTIONS & DETAILS.

Portlandia African Violet Club Show & Sale
100's of varieties of African Violets in all sizes, shapes and colors. There will also be various other Gesneriads (plant family that African Violets belong to) available. All plants are expertly grown by members of the club.
9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • March 14 • 10:00–3:00pm

Make Your Own Mini African Violet Container
9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • March 14 • 11:00-12:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

Orchids: From Surviving to Thriving
5050 SE STARK • Saturday • March 14 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

Cover Up! Keeping Pests Off Your Vegetables
9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • March 15 • 11:00-12:30pm
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Introduction to Bonsai
9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • March 21 11am-12:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

Fruit Trees: Best Fruit Tree Varieties for the PNW
5050 SE STARK • Saturday • March 21 • 1:00pm
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B.Y.O.B. – Bring Your Own Bonsai Workshop
9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • March 21 • 1:00-2:30pm
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Orchids 101
9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • March 22 • 11:00-12:30pm
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Mushroom Cultivation
5050 SE STARK • Saturday • March 28 • 1:00pm
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Raising and Caring for Mason Bees
5050 SE STARK • Sunday • March 29 • 11:00am
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Attracting Pollinators to the Fruit Tree Garden
9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • March 29 • 11:00-12:30pm
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Pesticide Free Pest Control
5050 SE STARK • Sunday • March 29 • 1:00pm
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