Winter is still here, but we can almost see the end of it. The days are already longer and from mid-February, the first plants wake up. But beware, in February some days would almost make us believe that spring is not far away and the next day we have the right to icy days! In the meantime, February is the perfect time to think about what flowers you’ll plant and what seeds you’ll sow. February is also the start of planting garlic, onions and shallots under cover. We also do not forget the roses! February in the garden: find out what to do, plant and harvest at this time.
In the vegetable garden:
- Sow (warm): Eggplant, tomato, pepper, bell pepper, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, spinach, radish (early varieties), forcing carrot, turnip, parsnip, broad bean, peas, borage, Roman chamomile, parsley.
- Plant: artichoke, pink garlic, shallot, asparagus, onion, potato and sweet potato when the weather permits and if the ground is not waterlogged.
- To harvest : headed cabbage, kale and Brussels sprouts, escarole, endive, salsify, sorrel, leek, parsnip, Jerusalem artichoke.
- Protect: all your vegetables, the cold is always well established.
- Take inventory: of all the seeds by sorting the sachets, check the expiry dates and the condition of the sachets.
- Preparing the floors: incorporate manure and compost then plow.
- Preparing the potatoes to sprout: place them in a cool, ventilated place.
Fruit and orchard:
- Cut: apple, pear, cherry, plum, peach, lemon, kiwi and other fruit trees. Cassissier, gooseberry, raspberry, blackberry, hazelnut and other small fruits.
- Plant: apricot, almond, peach, plum, fig, blackcurrant, currant, raspberry, blackberry.
- Cure : preventively treat your fruit trees with Bordeaux mixture. Remove mummified fruit.
- Cutting: fig and pomegranate trees.
- To harvest : the last kiwis.
In the ornamental garden:
- Plant: oak, beech, linden, hornbeam, forsythia, hazel, viburnum, conifers, camellia, pine, thuja, evergreen rose, non-evergreen rose, climbing rose, callistemon, jacaranda, mimosa, grevillea.
- Cut: dogwood with colored branches, hydrangea, eucalyptus, oak, beech, linden, buddleia, hibiscus, bush and climbing rose, wisteria, summer clematis and dwarf shrubs.
- Cure : hellebore, camellia and other fragile shrubs. Banana, palm and other cold-sensitive plants. The garden lawn and alpine plants.
- Sow : tuberous begonia, rudbeckia, pelargonium, marigold, heliotrope, snapdragon, petunia, calcareous, scabious, balsam, wallflower, verbena.
- Water: very slowly increase the frequency of watering.
- Empty : cups of excess water.
- Spray: orchids and tropical plants.
- Fertilizer : fertilize your orchids.
Sources: Gammvert, Aujardin
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