Month: April 2012

Asian Vegetables

Situated on the edge of the Pacific with a mild climate, Seattle has access to plants from all parts of the world. With our strong family and historical connection across the Pacific, come a great range of good eating, and a range of vegetables that one may or may not be familiar with. Here from Asia is a check list of plants you may know but also some you may want to try!

Many can be found in Farmers markets,


April Gardening Tips:


When buying bedding annuals this spring choose properly grown plants with good color. Buy plants that are not too large for their pots with many unopened buds. Plants that bloom in the packs are often root bound. Plants not yet in bloom will actually bloom sooner, become better established and grow faster.

Plan to attract hummingbirds to your garden by planting red or orange flowers. Monarda (beebalm) and Zauschneria (California fuchsia) are good perennials to provide nectar to these small birds.