February in the Garden

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On one hand it felt like there was 97 days in January and on the other hand I can’t believe it’s already February. I am enjoying high tunnel work which is keeping me warm and out of the wind. I am busy planting seeds getting ready for an early srping. The high tunnel has been such a game changer and plants are tucked in and growing well.

I encourage you to prep a small space even just part of your front flower bed to tuck some seeds or plants into this time of year.

Here is some things to plant in February:

  • Asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, English peas, onions, potatoes, Swiss chard and other cold-tolerant vegetables and strawberries for harvest next spring.

  • Alyssum, calendulas, cannas, daylilies, English daisies, gladiolas, Iceland poppies, larkspur, pansies, petunias, pinks, primroses, snapdragons and other cool season annuals.

  • Fruit trees, grapes, pecans and berries.

  • Transplant existing plants before the new spring growth begins. I have a lantana I need to move!

  • Divide and transplant perennials such as daisies, coneflowers, hardy hibiscus, asters, mums and salvias.

This weekend is supposed to be so nice with a little spring like shower even. Get outside with your kiddos!

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