The Q&A Archives: Vegetable Gardening

Question: Can you supply me with planting dates for peas, corn, beans and tomatoes?

Answer: Spring seems to come reluctantly to Western Washington. Peas are traditionally planted on President's Day (mid-February) because they don't mind cold, wet soils. Beans can be planted in mid-April, after the soil has dried out enough to work some organic matter into it. Corn and tomatoes are warm season crops and the seeds will be quite unhappy if sown in cold soils, so wait until the first of June to direct sow these veggies. Be sure to purchase corn and tomato cultivars that mature in short-seasons, or you'll run out of summer weather before you have a chance to harvest!<br><br>For additional, specific information on gardening in Western Washington, check out this website and follow the Master Gardener link to the gardening page:

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