Vegetables That Grow Well in Pacific Northwest and British Columbia – Part 1

Growing vegetables and gardening sometimes takes some trial and error which can be a slow process given most people only have one growing season a year to try. So hopefully you can learn something from what I have experienced here in the last few years on the west coast growing in a cooler, wet climate. Here are my suggestions on what you might find grows best in your garden if you are located in the British Columbia Lower Mainland or the Pacific North West.

Best of luck with your growing this season and I hope you have lots of greens.


  1. Rishi Vikram on March 9, 2021 at 10:52 pm


  2. R C on March 9, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Rhubarb grows like crazy, and mint.

  3. Speezy Jones on March 9, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    the fishing doctor! thanks for the tips

  4. CHANTIP on March 9, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    adorable kids……you have your "free" workers 🙂 please share your garden video.

  5. Anthony Balanuik on March 9, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    McKenzie 👎

  6. Jennifer Speers on March 9, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    West coast seeds (in Delta) has a handy planting chart. You are right, the temperament of the climate around here makes it hard to say you can grow X everywhere in the lower mainland.
    The key to growing tomatoes for me has been covering them. I just use a poly tunnel type structure. Sides are open but saves the tomatoes from all the rain we get. However my inlaws are in North Van and only grow small determinate cherry tomatoes that they can keep under their roof overhang, south facing.

    Good luck in the coming year! It is hard to change zones and climates. I made a nicer switch from a 4a to our 8b here and there was still a steep learning curve. The rain!

  7. Gladys Kong on March 9, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    What do you grow over winter?

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