The growing season in Washington state may be shorter than other parts of the United States, see but fertile soil and ample rainfall make the Pacific Northwest well-suited to vegetable gardening.
Winter crops are generally planted in late summer/early fall so they can get well established before freezing weather, and can be enjoyed in fall, winter or early spring. Crops planted in late winter (February – early March) can be harvested before the summer heat sets in. Note: Planting schedules are dependent on weather conditions.
Some cool season vegetables to try:
|Carrots||Most Lettuces||Swiss Chard|
If you did not plant your garlic last fall, or shoots have not emerged in early spring, you still have the opportunity to plant a spring crop.