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General Gardening Information

Program Contact: Linda Teller, Extension Coordinator
(509) 684-2588 •

Spring has sprung and it is time to start thinking about getting those gardens started. Here are some helpful handouts to help you get prepared.

Annual Seeding Schedule

Annual Flower Seeding Schedule produced by WSU Spokane Extension office

Compost Calculator

The calculator estimates compost mixture C:N ratio and moisture content, based on the analysis of your feed stocks and the mixture proportions that you choose. You can use the calculator to evaluate the effects of different feedstock mixtures on C:N ratio and moisture content of the initial pile. You can also use the calculator to check if the materials you have on hand will make a suitable mix for composting, or if you need to find different materials, or change proportions.

Grow from Seeds

Learn how to properly propagate plants from seeds. Get an early start on that garden this year.

Seeding After A Fire

Was your property affected by the wildfires? Learn important tips to reseeding after the fires.

Soil Temperatures

Click here to check on current soil temperatures for Stevens county or research past soil temperatures. Just scroll down until you reach Stevens County. Soil temperatures are taken from the station in Addy.

Fire-Resistant Plants for Eastern Washington

Click here for a step-by-step guide for choosing the right plant for the right place in your landscape. Design landscaping to include a combination of re-resistant vegetation and non-combustible materials such as decorative bricks,
walls, paths, patios, rock mulches, and other attractive re-resistant

Farmers’ Markets
Local Farmer’s Markets are a place to buy locally grown food and products. Buying local foods is good for your health, your community, the environment, and the economy.

Have a weed question. Contact the Stevens County Weed Board at 509.684.7590 or