February Gardening Tips

Things to do:pruning roses

  • Clean up garden leftovers, leaves, pruning bits, etc.
  • Final bare root planting and last minute pruning. (Spray with dormate spray before leafing out)
  • Experienced gardeners can sow flats of tomatoes, peppers and eggplants indoors or in a warm greenhouse.
  • Plant blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, boysenberries, loganberries.
    Any plant grafting should be done this month.
  • Prune roses at the end of the month. (see diagram below)
  • Plant directly mid-month
  • Do another dormate spary before trees leaf out for spring, to help prevent leaf curl and blight.

Planning Note: while they can be planted in February, artichokes, asparagus, rhubarb and strawberry sets will produce a bigger first-year crop if planted in early September.

  • Artichokes, Asparagus, Rhubarb (plant from roots or sets)
  • Strawberry sets (may need to be protected)

Mid-Month You Should Start in Flats: broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, collards, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, parsley, scallions.

pruning roses diagram