It’s cold and dreary, but it’s also time to get moving! The Spring gardening season will be here before you’ve packed away your sweaters – don’t let it catch you behind.
February is a great time to start preparing your raised garden beds for spring by turning the soil, working in compost, and organic fertilizer. I’m partial to worm castings and Ladybug 8-2-4.
Strawberries (strawberry transplants are everywhere)
Bareroot blackberries and raspberries
Fruit trees (fruit trees do well in containers)
Vegetable and herb Seeds
Beets, broccoli, carrots, chard, collards, endive, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mustard, parsnip, peas, seed potatoes, radishes, rutabaga, spinach, shallots, turnips (Renees Garden Seeds has some interesting rainbow varieties of carrots and beets)
(Dixondale Farms is still shipping Lancelot leeks)
Artichoke, asparagus, asian greens, broccoli, cabbage, chard, collards, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, spinach
Herbs (just the cold hardy ones for now)
chives, dill, fennel, parsley, oregano and thyme. If you can find a bay plant, I highly recommend getting one – I’ve been putting a bay leaf in all of my winter stews and soups
For the next few weeks, it is time to start tomatoes and peppers indoors, so order your seeds!
I like www.reneesgarden.com
and www.dixondalefarms.com for onions and leeks
Try something new! I haven’t decided what new things I’m going to try just yet, besides the leeks I planted yesterday.