Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Garden Planning 2014. 12.24.13

From Victory Seeds, average last frost dates:

Average last frost date for Vancouver WA:  May 14
Average last frost date for Battleground WA:  May 21 

Most of my vegetable gardening is in Battleground.  One difference - I may be using water walls and row cover to protect from frost.  That can pus the date forward a little.  

Then from calculator on "The Cheap Vegetable Gardener" - I edited out vegetables I won't be growing and made a few other changes.  Super handy calculator.  The author has most of the vegetables I want to grow.  I used the Battleground last date, May 21.

Vegetable Name Seed Start Date Estimated
Transplant
Date
Estimated
Harvest
Date
Onion - I'm using bunching2/19/20144/25/20146/24/2014
Pak Choi (1st)3/12/20144/6/20145/11/2014
Parsley3/11/20145/7/20145/25/2014
Lettuce (1st)3/12/20144/6/20145/6/2014
Swiss Chard3/19/20144/20/20145/8/2014
Cabbage (1st)3/19/20145/1/20146/22/2014
Peppers3/25/20145/29/20146/23/2014
Tomato4/2/20146/4/20146/21/2014
Spinach (1st)4/9/2014N/A5/24/2014
Peas4/9/2014N/A6/13/2014
Turnips (1st)4/9/2014N/A6/8/2014
Watermelon4/16/20146/27/20147/15/2014
Basil4/24/20146/14/20147/23/2014
Potatoes4/30/2014N/A8/8/2014
Radish5/1/2014N/A6/5/2014
Beets5/1/2014N/A7/5/2014
Carrots (1st)5/10/2014N/A7/24/2014
Corn5/10/20146/7/20147/29/2014
Cucumber5/10/20146/16/20147/9/2014
Okra5/10/20146/11/20147/14/2014
Pumpkin5/10/20146/7/20148/28/2014
Winter Squash, 5/10/20146/16/20148/28/14
Zucchini / Summer Squash5/10/20146/16/20147/4/2014
Lettuce (2nd)5/14/2014N/A7/8/2014
Beans6/4/2014N/A8/13/2014
Dill6/11/2014N/A8/15/2014
Carrots (2nd)6/27/2014N/A9/10/2014
Cabbage - Napa8/24/20149/21/201411/7/2014
Onion - Bunching8/24/2014N/A11/2/2014
Turnip (2nd)8/24/2014N/A10/23/2014
Lettuce (3rd)9/3/2014N/A10/28/2014
Spinach (2nd)9/10/2014N/A10/25/2014
Garlic11/12/2014N/A3/17/2015


I think radishes could be earlier.  Maybe with peas. The chart is earlier than I've been starting tomatoes.

This year I want to get out the "Wall-o-water" and see if any of them hold water.  Then use them for tomatoes, peppers, okra.

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