Vegetable Gardens The Dalles OR

See below for local garden supply stores in The Dalles, OR that provide access to vegetable seeds, warm season vegetables, and raised vegetable beds, as well as advice and content on home vegetable garden layouts, growing seasons, plant rotation, and drip water systems.

Columbia Gorge Center Nursery
(503) 386-7788
2940 Thomsen Rd
Hood River, OR
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Hood River Garlic
(541) 386-1220
P.O. Box 1701
Hood River, OR

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Chet's Garden & Pet
(541) 476-4424
229 SW H St
Grants Pass, OR
Products / Services
Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Animals, Annuals, Aquatic Containers, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Bamboo Stakes / Fencing / Mats, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bonsai, Bulbs, Chemicals, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Cold Frames, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Educational Books & Tapes, Fertilizers, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden C…

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Davis Family Farm, Inc.
(541) 752-0697
4380 Ne Hwy 20
Corvallis, OR
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Tryon Creek Nursery
(503) 244-8884
10400 Sw Boones Ferry Rd
Portland, OR

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Mount Hood Gardens, Inc.
(503) 386-4119
1570 Orchard Rd
Hood River, OR
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Vanguard Nursery
(509) 493-1549
150 Dock Grade Rd
White Salmon, WA

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Natives
(503) 367-8150
4305 Se 31st Ave
Portland, OR

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Al's Garden Center
(503) 491-0771
7505 SE Hogan Rd
Gresham, OR
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Bath & Personal Care Products, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bonsai, Bonsai Equipment / Supplies, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Cards & Envelopes, Carts/Dollies, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Collectables & Figurines, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Cut Fl…

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Al's Garden Center & Greenhouses
(503) 651-2558
30851 South Deejay Way
Hubbard, OR
Products / Services
Perennials, Plants

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Vegetable Gardens | Grow your own vegetables

Grow your own vegetables

Imagine enjoying bushels of delicious produce picked at the peak of ripeness without the expense or hassle of visiting the grocery store, farmer's market or produce stand. You may be surprised to find out that growing a vegetable garden is actually a simple process. In this guide, we'll give you the scoop on the basic steps involved in creating home vegetable gardens.

Before You Begin

Before starting your garden, look over your backyard and select a spot that gets ample direct sunlight and has good, soft soil. In addition, take the time to measure the size of your plot. Don't be overly ambitious – even a small 3x3 garden plot or raised bed can produce ample veggies.

Next, select your vegetables, considering your climate, frosts, soil type and light conditions. If you're looking to start seasonal plots, such as fall vegetable gardens, make sure you investigate which plants will grow best during your chosen time of year. Finally, make a list of the growing supplies you will need, including soil, fertilizers, vegetable seeds and other materials.

Planting and Preparing Vegetable Gardens

Before planting your vegetable garden, make sure to aerate your soil and add fertilizer and any soil conditioners you need. Then, find out how deep to plant the seeds – some will be sprinkled lightly over the surface, while others are deeply buried. If you are working with seedlings, your task is easier, because you'll just seat them in the soil the same way you might repot a houseplant.

Growing vegetable gardens requires you to organize your seeds or seedlings in neat rows or clusters and mark each one with a plant stake. Some people choose to cut off part of the seed label and affix it to the stake with waterproof tape. This is a great way to ensure that you'll always have the proper information about your plants handy.

Maintaining and Harvesting

Backyard vegetable gardens are simple to maintain. Most people water once or twice a day, o...

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