Most garden veggies can have two plant/harvest periods in the Northwest. That is depending on your altitude, temperature and soil composition. The growing conditions vary from the mild Willamette Valley to the High Eastern Desert so adjustments are needed depending upon the seeds and starts.

Seeds generally take anywhere from 60 to 90 days (with some being even longer) to mature and bear fruits. Your harvest deadline can be adjusted some by planting early or later and accommodating the weather with heat and frost protections and fertilizer. You can also stagger your planting of your favorites to have an early summer and an early autumn harvest.

For very early starting, you can begin indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost is expected and then transfer your plants outside or to a greenhouse when the weather permits.

Below are some typical garden favorites and some recommendations on planting.

Herbs and Vegetables

Herbs
Broccoli
Green Beans
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Chard
Cucumber
Eggplant
Lettuce
Cantalope
Onions
Peas
Bell Peppers
Potatoes
Pumpkins
Tomatoes
Zucchini

Herbs listed here are available in most stores. There are many varieties that may be unique to your store so be sure to talk to a garden specialist about your interests. Sizes vary from 4″ pots to 1 Gallon tubs

Chives ‘Common’
Basil Lemon
Basil Sweet 
Basil Thai 
Cilantro
Dill 
Fennel 
Lavender ‘Grosso’
Lavender ‘Munstead’
Lavender Provence 
Lemon Verbena
Marjoram ‘Sweet Marjoram’
Mint ‘Peppermint’
Mint ‘Spearmint’
Oregano Aureum 
Oregano Hot n Spicy 
Oregano ‘Common’
Parsley Italian 
Parsley Triple Curled 
Rosemary Arp  
Rosemary Barbeque 
Rosemary Irene (Creeping)  
Sage Golden 
Sage Purple 
Sage Tricolor 
Tarragon
Thyme English
Thyme Lemon 

Vegetables listed here are available in most stores. There are many varieties that may be unique to your store so be sure to talk to a garden specialist about your interests. Sizes vary from 4″ pots to 1 Gallon tubs

Beans ‘Blue Lake Bush’
Beans ‘Fava’
Beans ‘Gold Mine Yellow Wax Bush’
Beans ‘Kentucky wonder ‘
Beans ‘Soybean-Butterbean’
Corn ‘How Sweet It Is’
Corn ‘Jubilee’
Corn ‘Yellow Supersweet’
Cucumbers Asian’
Cucumbers ‘Burpless Hybrid’
Cucumbers ‘Lemon’
Cucumbers ‘Pickling’
Cucumbers ‘Slicing’
Eggplant ‘Black Beauty’
Eggplant ‘Ichiban’
Melons ‘Cantaloupe’
Melons ‘Honeydew’
Peppers-Bell ‘California Wonder’
Peppers-Bell ‘Golden Bell’
Peppers-Bell ‘Mandarin’
Peppers-Bell ‘Purple Beauty’
Peppers-Bell ‘Red Beauty’
Peppers-Hot ‘Anaheim Chili’
Peppers-Hot ‘Ancho’
Peppers-Hot ‘Cayenne Hot’
Peppers-Hot ‘Habanero’
Peppers-Hot ‘Jalapeno’
Peppers-Hot ‘Red Chili’
Peppers-Hot ‘Serrano’
Peppers-Hot ‘Thai Hot’
Peppers-Sweet ‘Gypsy’
Peppers-Sweet ‘Sweet Banana’
Pumpkin ‘Howden’
Pumpkin ‘Jack Be Little’
Spinach ‘New Zealand’
Squash ‘Acorn Table Ace’
Squash ‘Early Butternut’
Squash ‘Patty Pan’
Squash ‘Spaghetti’
Squash ‘Yellow Crookneck’
Squash ‘Yellow Zucchini’
Squash ‘Zucchini’
Swiss Chard ‘Bright Lights’
Swiss Chard ‘Fordhook Giant’
Tomato ‘Beefsteak’
Tomato ‘Better Boy’
Tomato ‘Big Beef’
Tomato ‘Celebrity’
Tomato ‘Early Girl’
Tomato ‘Willamette’
Tomato ‘Yellow Pear’
Tomato-Cherry ‘Red Cherry Large’
Tomato-Cherry ‘Red Grape’
Tomato-Cherry ‘Sungold’
Tomato-Cherry ‘Sweet 100′
Tomato-Cherry ‘Sweet Million’
Tomato-Roma ‘Roma’
Tomato-Roma ‘San Marzano’
Watermelon ‘Crimson Sweet’
Watermelon ‘Sugar Baby’
Strawberries 4″ Benton
Strawberries 4″ Hood
Strawberries 4″ Aromas
Strawberries 4″ Quinalt
Strawberries 4″ Shuksan
Strawberries 4″ Tristar
Strawberries 4″ Seascape