February Gardening Tips
Things to do:
- Clean up garden leftovers, leaves, pruning bits, etc.
- Final bare root planting and last minute pruning. (Spray with dormate spray before leafing out)
- Experienced gardeners can sow flats of tomatoes, peppers and eggplants indoors or in a warm greenhouse.
- Plant blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, boysenberries, loganberries.
- Any plant grafting should be done this month.
- Prune roses at the end of the month. (see diagram below)
- Plant directly mid-month
- Do another dormate spary before trees leaf out for spring, to help prevent leaf curl and blight.
Planning Note: while they can be planted in February, artichokes, asparagus, rhubarb and strawberry sets will produce a bigger first-year crop if planted in early September.
- Artichokes, Asparagus, Rhubarb (plant from roots or sets)
- Strawberry sets (may need to be protected)
Mid-Month You Should Start in Flats: broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, collards, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, parsley, scallions.