Early Spring Planting

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Here in the northwest, spring planting for certain plants and trees starts as early as late January! Look to Grange Co-op for the plants, tools, and soil amendments you need to successfully get these first-of-the-season beauties in the ground and growing.

NOTE: All availability times provided are estimates. Please call your local Grange Co-op for current availability. Stocked varieties vary by store.

Primroses One of the official flowers of February, this perennial is among the first to bloom each year, its bright colors a welcome contrast to winter’s whites and grays. Perennials are generally classified by their hardiness zone. Here in Oregon’s Rogue Valley we are considered a zone 7. Many perennials are difficult to grow from seed. At our in-store nurseries, we carry perennials, in season, in a variety of sizes for you to plant. Typically available at your local Grange Co-op from late January until April.

Bare Root RosesThe ever-popular prickly perennial, with its seemingly endless varieties, is prized for its beauty, symbolism, and even its uses in food, drink, and medicine. Bare root plants are removed from the soil while in their dormant state, allowing them to quickly acclimate to new soil conditions when they are re-planted, typically after the last hard frost. Talk to your local Grange Co-op nursery expert for more details. Typically available from late January until March.

Packaged SeedsGrange Co-op carries a large variety of packaged seeds, for both flowers and vegetables, and late winter/early spring is the perfect time to get many of your seedlings started indoors, so they’ll be ready to transfer outside when the conditions are right. Talk to your local Grange Co-op nursery expert for more details. While we always have packet seeds available, in late January we’ll be getting in the seeds you’ll want for your early spring starts. Visit us early in the season for best selection.

Bare Root TreesPlanting bare root trees and shrubs can have big advantages for your yard, garden, and wallet. Bare root varieties – which are dug and stored without any soil – typically cost less money, and they also gain more root mass and are easier to plant with less weight and packing soil or materials to deal with. Typically available at your local Grange Co-op from late January until March. For more information about planting bare root trees and shrubs, see 7 Steps To Planting Bare Root Trees and Shrubs.


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