since we are in the heat of summer right now, I think it's too early to start planting unless you were doing your own starts indoors. I think the heat will make it hard for some things to germinate and the heat will stress small seedlings. However, I should add that I've never done a winter garden, although this year I plan on trying a few things, but I won't get those started until around Labor Day wknd. I'm in southern oregon though, where we typically have upper 90's and 100's in August. maybe you are in a cooler area of Oregon?Is it too late to plant a winter garden in NW Oregon?