The USDA has a new hardiness zone map out - here is the link:
If you live in Canada, here is your version:
(The Canadian site doesn't do well with Chrome as your browser, it was developed with IE and Firefox)
What should you be doing in the Garden right now?
In the Northwest, you should have at least your peas planted and possibly greens, like Swiss Chard, Spinach, etc. That is if you have built raised beds, and have row cover. Let me show you why this is necessary.
|Entrance to 13th Street Nursery - I love walking in here. Especially on a rainy day when I can't do much in the garden - then I can look at all the plants that are under cover and I just get cheered up by being around all of them.|
|If you do container gardening, 13th St has a huge selection of pots that seem to be always on sale!|
|13th Street has lots of supplies for the bonsai enthusiast - which I would do if it were not for the 4 indoor cats we have.|
|13th Street has a great selection of fertilizers, organic sprays for bugs ( like Neem oil), and of course, lots of Sluggo!|
|13th Street carries Territorial Seeds ( which is the only off the rack seed I will buy). They also have potato and onion starts now - but get yours soon as they sell out fast!|
|Finally, what I came to 13th Street Nursery for - My potting soil mix. I like to use Fox Farm Ocean forest potting soil - it has earthworm castings and also goodies from the ocean, and I mix it with Miracle-gro Moisture control potting mix.|