January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December
For too many years, I’ve headed out into the garden only to realize I missed key dates. Oh, I needed to start these “fall crops” in July? These wildflower seeds needed to be sowed in the October? Oops, the apple tree is blooming, I missed the pruning window. The soil would be so much better if I had put that bed in last fall. Finally, with one regret too many, I decided to write it all down. So here it is for you too!
These dates are specific to the Willamette Valley, Oregon Zone 8b. So please note that your dates might be a few weeks earlier or later.
Important stats for Second Breakfast Gardens. (Willamette Valley, Oregon).
USDA Hardiness Zone: 8b
Low Temp: 18 F
Average Rainfall: 38 inches
Elevation: 200 feet
Growing Season: April 30 – October 14
Length: 167 days
Last Frost Date: March 25
First Frost: November 5
Natural Soil pH: between 5.5 – 5.8 (slightly acidic)
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