"January provides the perfect conditions for imagining and planning a garden." Boy, they got that right. It goes on to share all sorts of wonderful information, seed sources and the seeds you might sow indoors to transplant later. So, February. Our choices expand. In LATE February, there are suggestions for sowing OUTDOORS, in a cloche, and indoors for transplanting later. It also says February in the Maritime Northwest brings rain, rain and more rain!
Here are some of the activities I hope to remember this month. What about you?
- Peas - Sow by Presidents' Day (Feb. 19th) per tradition in these parts
- Greens - Sow early spring greens in late February (which greens?)
- Radishes - DH will eat them, and I recall they were quite fun.
- Garlic - I have intended to plant in Nov. but maybe this weekend.
- Book says these hardy annual flowers can be started outside in late February: alyssum, bachelor's buttons, sweet peas... and sweet peas are on my 2007 must grow list.
- In a cloche (but may wait till Mar): beets, lettuce , spinach
- Start indoors (but may wait): broccoli, tomatoes
Guess I should go back to the January planning I skipped and figure out who gets to live in which garden bed this year.