The days are longer in February, so even if you bathe in the middle of winter in the garden, there is no shortage of work. After the first fortnight, the plants wake up slowly to appear in spring. Stay vigilant with frosts that can occur without warning. Protect your plants from the coldest nights. Don’t worry spring will be here sooner than you imagine! Here is the February 2023 lunar calendar.
Legend of the lunar calendar:
1. Rising Moon
When the moon rises high in the sky, plant sap is drawn upward. It rises faster in stems and branches. It will therefore be necessary to take advantage of these days to carry out the work above ground. So, we do not hesitate to:
- Harvest fruits, fruiting vegetables and leafy greens
2. Descending Moon
When the moon descends in the sky the sap goes to the roots. It is therefore the time to take care of the soil or to perform the actions that require good rooting. The works to be carried out during the descending moon are:
- Harvest root vegetables
- Work the land
- Work on trees and plants
3. Leaf Days
The leaf day is a period during which the gardener must take care of plants grown for their decorative or edible foliage or for their stems such as rhubarb and asparagus. Also concerned are lawns, shrubs or hedges without flowers, parsley, lettuce, cabbage, artichokes, celeriac, spinach, leeks, leafy aromatics, etc.
4. Root Days
The root day is a period when the moon influences the root system of plants. Take care of plants grown for their roots such as garlic, beets, carrots, celeriac, shallots, endives, turnips, onions, potatoes, radishes, salsify…
5. Flower Days
At this time, flowering plants are productive, as the moon strongly influences them and flowering vegetables. Be careful, this period is relatively short! Some plants concerned: artichoke, broccoli, cauliflower, flowers, trees, shrubs, bushes, aromatic flowers.
6. Fruit and Seed Days
These periods are ideal for devoting yourself to gardening work on plants grown for their fruits or seeds, because the moon influences the stimulation of the latter. Sow, plant, pick, harvest: hazelnut, chestnut, tomato, pea, eggplant, cucumber, squash, broad bean, strawberry, raspberry, bean, melon, pepper, pumpkin , fruit trees.
NL: new Moon
CL: crescent moon
LD: waning moon