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What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

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What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

Post  PNG_Grandma on 1/17/2011, 5:35 pm

For any new people to our large area, here is a list of what we can plant now and into next month...amazing just how much we CAN plant!

Planting now in January for the USA - Central West Coast zone
Asparagus
Sow in garden, or plant as crowns. Harvest from 24 months.

Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak)
Sow direct in the garden. Harvest from May.

Pak Choy
Sow in garden. Harvest from May.

Thyme (also Common thyme)
Grow in seed trays and plant out 6-8 weeks. Harvest from January.

* * Planting in February * *

Asparagus Pea
Sow in garden. Harvest from May.

Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss)
Sow in garden. Harvest from May.

Capsicum (also Bell pepper, Sweet pepper)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from May.

Celery
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from July.

Chilli (also Hot peppers)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from May.

Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak)
Sow direct in the garden. Harvest from May.

Dill
Sow in garden. Harvest from May.

Eggplant (also Aubergine)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from June.

French tarragon
Plant cuttings or root division. Harvest from May.

Horseradish
Plant root pieces. Harvest from July.

Kohlrabi
Sow in garden. Harvest from May.

Lemon Balm (also Bee balm)
Sow in garden. Harvest from May.

Lettuce
Sow in garden, or start in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.. Harvest from May.

Mint (also Garden mint)
Grow in trays and plant out or start from cuttings. Harvest from May.

Oregano (also Pot Marjoram)
Sow in garden, or start in seed trays. Harvest from April.

Pak Choy
Sow in garden. Harvest from May.

Parsley (also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley)
Sow in garden. Harvest from May.

Peas
Sow in garden. Harvest from May.

Radish
Sow in garden. Harvest from April.

Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola)
Sow in garden. Harvest from April.

Rosemary
Plant cuttings . Harvest from 12 months.

Sage (also Common Sage)
Sow in garden. Harvest from 18 months.

Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold)
Sow in garden. Harvest from May.

Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas)
Sow in garden. Harvest from June.

Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from May.

Thyme (also Common thyme)
Grow in seed trays and plant out 6-8 weeks. Harvest from January.

Tomato
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from May.

Turnip
Sow in garden. Harvest from May.

Hope this is a help! I received this list from http://www.gardenate.com/ and thought I would share. Enjoy!
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Re: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

Post  jumiclads on 1/17/2011, 7:05 pm

This is a great site. It will be a lot of use in the future.

As an experiment I joined the mailing list and received my monthly planting list for my Zone 8 in the UK for January.

Potato Plant tuber. In large pots in a heated glasshouse. Minimum 10-12C (50-55F). Harvest from July.

Not quite as long as your list but it's a start.

Thanks Sheila
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Post  PNG_Grandma on 1/17/2011, 7:38 pm

Hey Mick, glad you like that site. Each month when I receive the reminders of what to plant I send it on to the gardeners in our Apollo Garden. Many of our gardeners are really new at any type of gardening so this helps get past the myth that we can only grow in the summer, and only grow tomatoes and zucchini!

Here in the middle of California we can grow just about everything...some not as well as others, but we can sure give it a great try!
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