Monthly Garden Calendars (2024)

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Produced by OSU Extension, each month provides reminders of key garden chores, such as fertilizing, pest control, planting, and maintenance.

Recommendations in this calendar are not necessarily applicable to all areas of Oregon. For more information, contact your local Extension office.

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January garden calendar

January is an ideal time to get your soil tested and start perusing those seed catalogs. Learn more in this guide.

Dec 2020 |Article

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February garden calendar

The month of February is a chance to lay the groundwork for a successful growing season through planning, pruning and maintenance. Learn more in this guide.

Jan 2021 |Article

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March garden calendar

We suggest using March to plan out your vegetable garden for summer harvest and to get your lawn off to a solid start for the season. There are even some vegetables that can be planted once the soil reaches 40 degrees! Learn more in this guide.

Feb 2021 |Article

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April garden calendar

There are lots of gardening tasks to complete in April, including fertilizing your lawn and preparing soil and raised garden beds. Learn more in this guide.

Mar 2021 |Article

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May garden calendar

For Oregon gardeners, May is a busy month. It's time to check soil temperatures, establish irrigation systems, and to start planting flowers and vegetables. Learn more in this guide.

Apr 2021 |Article

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June garden calendar

June is time to prune flowering plants, harvest ripening berries, apply mulch to flowerbeds and prioritize watering as temperatures rise. Learn more in this guide.

May 2021 |Article

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July garden calendar

Be sure to thoroughly water your lawn, garden and hanging flower baskets so they can survive periods of drought in July. You can also start planting vegetables for Fall and Winter harvest! Learn more in this guide.

Jun 2021 |Article

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August garden calendar

Irrigation and pest control are top priorities for gardeners in August. Some plants may also benefit from temporary shade and cover from the harsh sunlight. Learn more in this guide.

Jul 2020 |Article

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September garden calendar

Depending on where in Oregon you reside, you may need to protect your garden from the harsh end-of-summer heat or start preparing for frost and gusty winds in September. Learn more in this guide.

Aug 2020 |Article

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October garden calendar

It's finally time to harvest squash, apples and sunflower heads in October. It is also time to store seeds for the next growing season. Learn more in this guide.

Sep 2020 |Article

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November garden calendar

November gardening tasks include raking up leaves and debris and covering plants for the winter. November is also an ideal time for maintenance on lawnmowers and draining sprinkler systems. Learn more in this guide.

Oct 2020 |Article

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December garden calendar

Heavy precipitation in December means that gardeners should check their drainage and be wary of fungi and other signs of rot on their plants and stored produce. Learn more in this guide.

Nov 2020 |Article

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