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Youngs Nursery Gardening Calendar

Monthly Garden Activities (Roseburg Area)

January February March April May June
July August September October November December

Planting at the right time will greatly increase your success in the garden. The information below is only a general guideline for the Roseburg area and depends on weather conditions. Stop by Young's for more specific details.

Young's Garden Center has everything you need to enjoy your yard all year long. Whether you are landscaping your yard, growing a vegetable garden, or adding color with flower containers, Youngs has what you want. Huge selection, high-quality plants, tasteful yard decorations and friendly help have made Young's Garden Center a Roseburg favorite for over 40 years.

Vegetable Planting Calendar

Beans (lima)
Beans (snap)
                        All Winter
Corn (sweet)
Head Lettuce
Leaf Lettuce
Squash (summer)
Squash (winter)
Summer Planting
Winter Planting


Monthly Garden Activities

For everything on your list of garden activities, visit Youngs Garden Center for the plants, supplies and advise you need to succeed.


  • Hydrangeas– trim branches by up to 1/3 in late January or early February to keep shrub smaller in summer
  • Garden starts – Young's has everything you need to start vegetables or flowers indoors – trays, seed starting soil, heat mats, soil thermometers, assorted  pots, jiffy plugs, fluorescent light fixtures and light bulbs, tray covers and more
  • Fruit trees – use dormant spray this month appropriate to your type of fruit tree
  • Roses – spray bare canes and ground with heavy coverage of Hy-Yield Lime Sulfur along with Bonide All Seasons Oil for over-wintering fungal diseases and over-wintering bugs



  • COLOR now– replace winter drabness with weekly arrivals of spring color on primroses, pansies, violas and  cyclamen
  • Fruit trees – plant bareroot or potted apple, cherry, apricot, nectarine, peach, pear, plum, Asian pear by April 15 for best results. Finish any major structural pruning this month. Spray established trees with Bonide All Seasons Spray Oil to smother any over-wintering insects
  • Daphne – fragrant evergreen shrubs ready to perfume your home landscape
  • Blueberry plants – best local varieties are ready to plant
  • Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, huckleberries) – plant potted or bareroot
  • Garden peas – Oregon Sugar Pod is a Youngs favorite to plant now, use inoculent when planting seeds for better yield, better quality
  • Flowering plums, forsythia and PJM rhodys – replace winter with color
  • Territorial garden seed catalog & seeds – pick up now for planning and early planting
  • Asparagus – plant Jersey Knight roots in raised beds February thru March
  • Tomatoes– plant seeds indoors this month (February), move seedlings outside in May
  • Ornamental grasses – cut dead looking foliage back to a few inches tall before new growth appears in late February or March
  • Seed potatoes and onion sets – plant February thru May
  • Roses – plant new varieties, old favorites, bush or climbers late Feb thru June
  • Arborvitae, Leyland cypress, other anemic evergreens – add Ironite on the ground surface around any green conifer that has turned yellow over the winter



  • Roses – prune canes early in March to 15” tall, rake up & destroy trimmings or any leaves under plants
  • Evergreen clematis – plant and enjoy fragrance now, evergreen foliage year round
  • Shrubs, annuals & perennials – fresh plants arriving at least twice a week
  • Peach and nectarine trees – essential to use Bonide Fung-onil or Monterey Liqui-Cop as buds break open (pick up your free local spray guide from Youngs
  • Walla Walla onion plants – plant from bundles this month
  • Figs, kiwis and persimmons – choose from selected hardy varieties for our area at YoungsRhody Food at Young's
  • Hardy herbs – see Youngs for early cold-hardy plants or seeds
  • Rhubarb and artichokes – plant large potted plants March thru May
  • Cool-season garden crops – plant seeds or starts beginning this month
    • beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chives, endive, kale, leeks, lettuce, onions, peas, radishes, rutabagas, spinach, Swiss chard, turnips
  • Vegetable garden seeds – choose from Territorial, Lake Valley, Page & Livingston bulk pak seeds
  • Lawns, lilacs, clematis – add Espoma Garden Lime on soil around plant if not applied last fall
  • Hydrangeas apply GrowMore Hydrangea Blueing once a month March thru June for stunning blue summer flowers
  • Evergreen shrubs (except rhodys and azaleas) – 1st feeding of established plants with Northwest Best Rhody Food
  • Vegetables and flowers – slugs and snails are on the prowl --- apply Corrys or Sluggo without fail now thru June
  • Flowering shrubs – first feeding of any deciduous (no leaves in winter) shrubs with EB Stone or Espoma Organic Rose Food this month
  • Deer – spray shrubs and flowers monthly with Liquid Fence to prevent deer from damaging or killing any of your plantsharvest-supreme.jpg
  • Ponds and water features – as soon as the water is over 45 degrees, its time to do the annual cleaning by draining the water and cleaning the bottom of the pond, replacing the filter media, thinning the plants, adding new bacteria and starting your Pond Perfect schedule to prevent algae from ever being a problem this year
  • Fruit trees – spray with Bonide Fruit Tree Spray in March and April to prevent insect or disease problems from developing on fruit

Use Kellogg Harvest Supreme all season long to improve your soil for more colorful flowers and better fruit




  • Garden area – prepare now for a summer garden by mixing Kellogg Harvest Supreme and fertilizer into the soil
  • Tomatoes and peppers – get fruit weeks earlier by using:
    • Liquid Fence FreezePrufspray for 6 week protection down to 22 degrees
    • Gardeneer Season Starters (Wall-o-water) for frost protection down to 25 degrees
    • Easy Gardener Plant Protecting Blanketfor frost protection down to 25 degrees
  • Roses– feed with EB Stone or Espoma Organic Rose Food or Ortho Systemic Rose & Flower Insect Killer plus Miracle Gro
  • Heather – lightly shear winter-blooming varieties when blooms fade
  • Spring-flowering shrubs – prune after blossoms fadennba-lawn.jpg
  • Cool-season garden crops – continue or start planting seeds or young plants as listed under March
  • Raised beds or flower borders – use Young's weedcloth (4, 6 or 12 ft wide) for years of effortless weed control
  • Lawns – fertilize with Northwest Best Premium Lawn Food now thru August



  • Rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias – 1st feeding with Northwest Best Rhody Food
  • Tomatoes, peppers & eggplant – plant starts from Youngs (too late for seed)
  • Warm weather vegetables – plantyour garden (exact dates vary with weather) using plants or seeds from Youngs. Still time to plant cool season crops listed in March plus warmer weather crops like snap and lima beans, cantaloupe, cucumbers, dill, pumpkins, summer and winter squash, onions, potatoes and watermelon
  • Hanging basketsapply Young's Slow Release every 6 weeks now thru September for good growth and great color; use Lindco Swivel Hooks to ensure even growth effortlesslyblooming-food.jpg
  • Premium hanging baskets and planters apply Fertilome Blooming & Rooting Plant Food twice a week now thru September in addition to Youngs Slow Release listed above for spectacular flowers
  • Rhododendrons & azaleasspray once a month May thru August with Bonide Systemic Insect Control to prevent notched leaves from root weevils or apply Tanglefoot on stretch-tie wrap for weevil control all summer
  • Pest or disease problems – stop by Youngs for the solution
  • Daffodils, tulips, hyacinths – dig, divide and replant to new home when foliage yellows after blooming



  • Tomatoes, cucumbers and pole beans – try growing on wood or net trellises
  • Lilacs, forsythia, rhododendrons, azaleas – prune if needed after they bloom
  • Fruit trees –prune any unwanted growth June thru August to control size of tree
  • Birdbaths – change water regularly or add Mosquito Bits to prevent mosquito larvae in bowl
  • Hanging baskets or planters – sparingly add Soil Moist to dirt for reduction in watering needs, use a Plant Nanny to help with watering when out of town
  • Flowering shrubs – second feeding of any deciduous types (no leaves in the winter) with EB Stone or Espoma Organic Rose Food this month
  • Fountains add Fountec if no fish present to prevent algae in water without endangering wildlife
  • Corn – plant every two weeks thru July 4th for a fresh corn harvest thru early October
  • Deer – because they will begin to eat your plants in earnest this month, use Liquid Fence spray or granules once a month now thru October
  • Blueberries and cherries – cover with Ross netting to keep the birds out so you get more of the fruit this year



  • Lawns – raise mower height to 2” now thru early September during summer heat, apply 1” of water per week
  • Hedges– prune after new growth to keep plants tightly shaped
  • Rhododendrons, azaleas, any evergreen shrub – second feeding with Northwest Best Rhody Food before July 10
  • Watering use a rain gauge to monitor watering application rates in summer
  • Strawberries (everbearing) quit picking flowers this month on any plants newly planted this spring so you can enjoy fresh berries later this year
  • Hanging baskets – spray for the caterpillars that eat your flowers with Bonide Captain Jack’s Deadbug Brew every week or Bonide Caterpillar Killer every six weeks. Start spraying before you see damage and continue thru mid-September.
  • Bedding plants – rejuvenate your tired-looking bedding plants by spraying for thrips with Bonide Captain Jack’s Deadbug Brew or sprinkling Bonide Guard and Grow on the soil surface. Do it now and again in August.
  • Rhodys and azaleas – finish pruning and shaping for year no later than July 10



  • Cucumbers, summer squash, broccoli, tomatoes– fertilize nowto ensure plentiful harvest through late fall
  • Strawberry beds – clean and fertilize now for bigger, better berries next year
  • Raspberries, boysenberries and other cane berries – prune fruiting canes on single crop varieties to ground after harvest (call Youngs with questions)
  • Cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, spinach, turnips, parsnipsplant seeds or plants now for fall or winter harvest
  • Flowering shrubs– apply EB Stone Ultra Bloom August thru October to promote bigger, more colorful flowers next spring and summer
  • Petunia baskets – shear with scissors this month for a fresh look and more flowers thru October



  • Lawns – mid-September thru October is the easiest time to get great results seeding new lawns or reseeding dead spots. Fertilize established lawns with Northwest Best Fall & Winter Care
  • Winter squash, potatoes – harvest now thru October
  • Daffodils, tulips, crocus, hyacinths, other spring flowering bulbs – plant September thru December for spring color
  • Broccoli, Brussels sprouts– cover ripening crop with Easy Gardener Plant Protecting Blanket to keep aphids and other bugs off
  • Window gardens – plant with lettuce, chives, parsley



  • Sunflower heads, filberts, walnuts, pumpkins – harvest this month
  • Tomatoes – pick all remaining fruit October 15 to ripen indoors
  • Garlic – plant now for harvest next summer
  • Ground covers, shrubs, trees – plant this month for great root growth in new location
  • Peach and cherry trees – spray with Monterey Liqui-Cop when ½ the leaves have fallen
  • Fuchsia baskets – bring into frost-free garage, sun-room or greenhouse before frost; trim foliage up to bottom of basket
  • Winter color – plant helleborus, pansies, winter blooming heather, hardy cyclamen, coral bells and ornamental cabbage & kale now for color November thru February
  • Fall cleanup – compost debris from plants, including harvested garden plants and spent flowers (material from diseased plants should be destroyed so that disease doesn’t winter over and re-infect plants next year)



  • Bush peonies – prune all stems down to 1” tall and haul trimmings away in garbage or burn
  • Roses – trim all roses down to waist high, rake up any leaves on ground and destroy all leaves and trimmings
  • Tender plants – cover with Easy Gardener Plant Protecting Blanketor spray with Liquid Fence FreezePruf for protection down to 25 degrees



  • Live Christmas trees – keep inside for up to three weeks and then plant outside in the landscape