You don't have to wait for it to get warm to start your garden! There are all kinds of plants that you can start indoors or even begin to plant now. We have found this detailed article from Better Homes and Gardens that outlines what plants can and should be started in the months to come. The article states
"It’s important to pick the right time to plant. Plant some varieties too late and they may not mature enough before the end of the season; plant too early, you may risk frost damage. While every year is different, use these general guidelines and pay attention to the weather for the best time to start." Check back each month to see what plants to start and tips for prepping your garden for Spring 2014!
- Perennial flowers
- Cool-season annual flowers from seed indoors and transplants outdoors (such as pansy, osteospermum, and primrose)
- Cool-season vegetable from seed indoors and transplants outdoors (such as lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, lettuce, spinach, peas, potatoes, and Swiss chard)
- Cool-season herbs (such as oregano, sage, thyme, lavender, chives, and parsley)
- Potted and bare-root trees, shrubs, and roses Potted and bare-root fruit trees and shrubs
Must-Have Tools & Supplies for February
- Garden Fork : A good garden fork is perfect for spring tasks such as spreading mulch around your newly planted landscape. You’ll use it throughout the year!
- Garden Gloves:Protect your hands from scrapes, cuts, bruises, and blisters while you’re out in the yard with a pair of gloves.
- Pre-emergence Herbicide:Stop annual weeds, such as crabgrass, from sprouting with an organic or synthetic pre-emergence herbicide. Apply about the time forsythia blooms and enjoy the benefits for the rest of the season
Find these February garden essentials and more here today at Jamestown Feed and Seed and check back next month for March gardening tips!