March 8, 2020 Newsletter
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Spring Gardening! 
Here's What You Can Plant Now
With daylight savings now in effect and some intermittent sunny days calling us outdoors, it is time to think about gardening.  We are excited to be starting our 7th Neighbors Nourishing Communities (NNC) growing season and want to send a big shout out to all of our gardeners who collectively donated over 4,300 pounds of produce last season!  We closed out our sixth year with continuous year over year growth in produce donations. 
As this growing season begins, we are looking for ways to get more out of our gardening space.  There are crops that can be planted now, and some continuously at intervals through the spring.  With our annual potato, onion and seed handout right around the corner, here are some ideas on what you can do and plant now or in April after the handout.
  • Now is a good time to spread mulch or soil amendments.  No need to disturb the soil when it is this wet – the rain will wash nutrients in and you can turn the soil later as it gets drier.
  • You can plant brassicas such as broccoli and cabbage, as well as sugar and snap peas, carrots and beets.  Leaf lettuce, kale, onion, leek, shallots and potato starts can also be tucked into the soil.   
You’ll want to wait on plants that love warmer weather such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers or squash, or plant them indoors so they will be ready to move outdoors in May or June.
Save the Date

Saturday, April 11 
11 am - 1 pm
Seed handout along with potato and onion starts.  Stop by to pick up free starts and seeds when you register as a Neighbors Nourishing Communities gardener and pledge to donate 20% of the produce. 
17660 SW Shawnee Trail, Tualatin

Saturday, March 14
10:00 a.m.
Vegetable Gardening Basics class hosted by the Washington County Master Gardener's organization.  The class is free and no registration is required. For more information, visit
Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate
8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton
Resource Web Links:

Oregon State Soil Testing

Concentrates Organic Agriculture Specialists
Washington County Master Gardeners


Soil Science
Sustainable Market Farming
Capital Press Agricultural News
Neighbors Nourishing Communities (NNC) is an organization of neighbors gardening to raise fresh produce for local families in need of food support.  We provide plants, seeds, instruction and site consultations in exchange for 20% of the produce raised.
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