The Pacific Northwest region, which includes Oregon, Washington, and parts of British Columbia, is known for its mild and wet climate. This makes it an ideal place for growing a wide variety of plants, fruits, and vegetables. However, to ensure a successful harvest, it’s important to plant at the right time. This Pacific Northwest Planting Calendar for 2022 will help you plan your garden and keep your plants healthy and thriving.
January is the time to start planning your garden for the year. Take stock of what you have and what you need. Make a list of seeds and plants you want to grow, and start ordering them. You can also start preparing your garden beds by adding compost and other organic matter. However, it’s still too early to start planting anything outdoors.
February is still too early to start planting anything outdoors, but you can start sowing seeds indoors. You can start seeds for vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. You can also start seeds for flowers like pansies and snapdragons. Make sure to provide plenty of light and warmth for your seedlings.
March is when the gardening season starts to pick up. You can start planting cool-season crops like lettuce, spinach, and peas outdoors. You can also start sowing seeds for warm-season crops like tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants indoors. Make sure to harden off your seedlings before transplanting them outdoors.
April is when the weather starts to warm up, and you can start planting more warm-season crops outdoors. You can plant potatoes, onions, and other root vegetables. You can also plant herbs like parsley and cilantro. Make sure to keep an eye on the weather, and protect your plants from late frosts.
May is when the gardening season really starts to take off. You can plant warm-season crops like tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants outdoors. You can also plant flowers like marigolds and zinnias. Make sure to keep your plants well-watered, and watch out for pests and diseases.
June is when the weather starts to get hot, and you need to take extra care of your plants. Make sure to water them regularly, and provide some shade if necessary. You can also plant summer squash, cucumbers, and beans. Make sure to keep an eye out for pests like aphids and slugs.
July is the height of the gardening season, and you can enjoy the fruits of your labor. You can harvest tomatoes, peppers, and other warm-season crops. You can also plant fall crops like broccoli and cauliflower. Make sure to keep your garden well-mulched to conserve moisture.
August is when the weather starts to cool down, and you can start planting cool-season crops again. You can plant lettuce, spinach, and other greens. You can also plant fall-blooming flowers like chrysanthemums. Make sure to keep your garden well-watered, as August can be a dry month.
September is when the gardening season starts to wind down. You can still plant some cool-season crops, but make sure to do it early in the month. You can also harvest apples, pears, and other fall fruits. Make sure to clean up your garden before winter arrives.
October is when the gardening season comes to an end. You can still plant some bulbs for spring blooming, but otherwise, it’s time to put your garden to bed. Clean up any debris, and add compost to your garden beds. You can also start planning for next year’s garden.
November is when the weather starts to get cold, and you can start preparing your garden for winter. Cover your garden beds with mulch or straw to protect them from the cold. You can also plant some winter vegetables like kale and Brussels sprouts. Make sure to clean and store your garden tools.
December is when the gardening season is officially over. You can still do some planning for next year’s garden, but otherwise, it’s time to relax and enjoy the holidays. Make sure to check on your stored vegetables and fruits regularly, and use them before they go bad.