In the Garden: February.

2012-08-23 08.05.27

WHAT TO PLANT

Seed in Ground: artichokes, arugula, beets, carrots, chard, chives, dill, leaf lettuce, onion sets, parsley, potatoes, snap and sugar peas, turnips, winter hardy greens (bok choy, spinach, cress, mustard greens, collards)

Seed Indoors: basil, cucumbers, chard, eggplant, lettuce (head), melons, peppers, pumpkins, summer and winter squash (late), tomatoes,

Transplant:  asparagus (crowns), bok choi, broccoli, bunching onions, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, collards, kale, leeks, lettuce (head), rhubarb (crowns), strawberries, Swiss chard

***Brassicas like kale, collards, cabbage, and broccoli should have 3-4 true leaves and be about six weeks old when you transplant.***

WHAT TO DO

    • Feed the soil by applying compost to plantings throughout your landscape: trees, shrubs, lawn, and all garden beds.
    • By the third week of the month, plant potatoes 4 inches deep in warm soil.
    • Begin sowing seeds of leaf lettuces, collards, and other greens outdoors; for continuous harvest, repeat sowings every 2 weeks.
    • On Valentine’s Day, prune roses, clean up debris, and then top-dress the shrubs with fresh mulch. No roses? Plant some now!
  • Continue to shop local nurseries for asparagus roots, rhubarb, strawberry plants, and fruit trees.
    • Prune older fruit trees.
    • Plant spring flowers:  alyssum, hollyhocks, edging lobelia, rocket larkspurs, and Canterbury bells.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s