What to Plant Now:
North Central & Rockies

Not sure what seeds you could be starting right now, or which transplants need to be set outside this season? Our regional planting guides take the guesswork out of garden planning! Click on the current month below to find out which garden plants need your attention right now.

North Central and Rockies Gardening Region map new 



Don't live in this region? Find garden planning information for your area. 

For planting times specific to your zip code, check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Vegetable Garden Planner. 


Good Reading About Your Region 

Best Tomatoes for North Central and Rockies Region, January 2010 

High and Dry Oregon Gardening, December 2001 

Homesteading in Northern Minnesota, July 1973 

Homesteading in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, January 1983 

Wild Horse Plains, Montana, November 1988 

Great Places You’ve Never Heard Of: 

Traverse City, Michigan, August 2008 

Moscow, Idaho, August 2008 

Viroqua, Wisconsin, August 2008 

Northfield, Minnesota, August 2006 

St. George, Utah, August 2006 

Paonia, Colorado, August 2007 

Lanesboro, Minnesota, August 2009 

Bonners Ferry, Idaho, August 2009 

LaGrande, Oregon, August 2006 























Regional Gardening Resources 

Minnesota Gardening Resources, University of Minnesota 

Minnesota Organic Farmers Information Exchange 

Organic Farming in North Dakota, North Dakota State University 

Montana Organic Association 

Preparing Garden Soil, Utah State University 

Canadian Organic Growers 

Gardening in Eastern Washington, Spokane Master Gardeners 

Gardening in Central and Eastern Oregon, Oregon State University 


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