People say gardening in the PNW is 'easy' because 'everything just grows here'. Yes our climate gives us a head start and a boost, but what people don't tell you is that, actually, much tending and care is still required. You still have to water. You still have to add composting tea to most urban soil here. And because it is so wet, drainage of the soil is oh-so important! I have found using local seeds is the very foundation for a good garden in the PNW and have my favorite seed grower is featured here: Deep Harvest Seeds from Whidbey Island. Now go be gardening pros - this summer is supposed to be a dry and hot one!