I wanted to find out what vegetables I can still plant in my garden this second week of June in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. So I looked up the Cooperative Extensions website to find out.
They have a nifty website which gave planting dates for different vegetables in different areas of Oregon on since I live in the Willamette Valley. I looked at the information for that area.
Their website had not only what times to plant different vegetables, but also the plant spacing both with in a row and between rows and seed planting depth. This site also told how many plants you need to feed a family of four.
I found out that I can still plant artichokes, beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, celery, corn, cucumbers, lettuce, peppers, potatoes, and squash. There are more, but these are the ones I like. I already have potatoes and tomatoes planted and they just had a real growth spurt. You may be able to put in plant starts a little later than this.
Since I don’t have much garden space, I think I will plant a few of these in containers or in my one raised bed that still has some room. I particularly want to plant scarlet runner beans because they are not only good to eat, but the flowers are beautiful. I’m excited about that.
I found this great video by a gardener who moved into a rather chilly location in Oregon. I was really interested in what she had done with vegetables and extending the season.
If you are wondering whether you can still plant some vegetables in your garden, take a look at your Cooperative Extension‘s website or other local vegetable gardening resources. These can tell you what you can still plant where you live. They are likely to also tell you about plant spacing and other information about the vegetables you want to grow in your home garden.