I'm glad you found The Westside Gardener! This site is dedicated to all growers who live west of the Cascade Mountains. While the main focus of this site is vegetable gardening, we'll also discuss garden-related "how to" projects, herbs, fruit, and occasionally wander even further afield!
I hope you find the resources on this site useful. I'll be interested to hear what you think - please send any feedback, questions, or (friendly) suggestions to
If this is your first visit, please take a minute to read some notes about this Website that I've put together.
The Cooperative Extension Service is a nationwide educational network run through the nation's land grant colleges (Washington State University and Oregon State University, in our case). Among the many valuable resources they provide are the Master Gardeners programs which provide loads of printed and online materials, clinics at local nurseries, and many other helpful tools for us gardeners. If you've ever prowled around my site, you've probably found the links I have to WSU's excellent Gardening in Western Washington and the OSU Extension Service website.
A tip of the hat to the folks over at Johnny's Selected Seeds for the reminder about this invaluable service!
New photo: The Robin, Harbinger of... Ice?!
New article: Favorite pole bean (snap bean) varieties
Disjointed Ramblings: I've joined the Kindle Krowd!
From the Mailbag: A late start on a winter garden?
From the Mailbag: Sowing in September
Also, a bit of an about-face... when I killed off my site's RSS feed, I didn't think about the news aggregators that take advantage of it. So, as of today, I'm re-launching a somewhat simplified version that shouldn't be so onerous to maintain.
Older items from the front page can be found in the archives...
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This page was last updated January 29, 2012