February in the garden can bring a little or a lot to do depending on where you live. It also can bring however much you want to put into it. As you can see in the picture above we had some sunshine and I am just getting started on come garden cloches. There is still a lot more to do to get ready for planting, beginning to think I need to hire a helper or two, any volunteers?
If you haven’t done the items on the list of January in the Garden, then you just have a longer list for February, there’s still time. This time of year there are things you can do indoors to get ready for gardening, so if it’s still below freezing and you have a foot of snow on the ground, you can start getting ready indoors.
Last week I saw my first daffodil poking up through the ground, that’s always one of the first signs to be reminded that Spring isn’t too far away. So looking forward to the sunshine and the longer days, somehow it gives me a new burst of energy to get the February in the Garden list done.
February in the Garden to do list:
- Repair any fence, netting, raised beds, greenhouses, etc that need to be repaired.
- Chit your see potatoes-how to at The Organic Gardener.
- Add compost to your garden and cover with plastic or garden cloche to help warm the soil.
- Organize your seed packets, check out pinterest for several ideas for keeping seed packets organized and easily accessed and finish ordering what you need.
- If you haven’t done it already, prune your fruit trees.
- Prepare your seed trays by washing them with hot soapy water, and any pots you plan on using.
- Now’s the time to start some seeds indoors under grow lights, like leeks, onions, celery and lettuce.
- Start a crop of spinach if your ground isn’t frozen, under a garden cloche.
- Prepare your bed for planting peas, cover with plastic to help warm soil, towards beginning of March you can plant pea seeds.
- Buy some containers and potting soil to plant some herbs in.
We had a big wind storm a week or so ago, so our bird netting over the blueberry bushes needs to be repaired, just when we thought we had it built good and sturdy. It was a heck of a wind storm. So as you can see we have our work cut out for us. Weeds still to pull, soil to test and amend, and trees to prune.
Here’s hoping you’re getting a little sunshine and warmer weather to be able to get out and get your gardening on.
Tags: February Gardening