What to Plant in February
In last month’s article we outlined some great new year’s resolutions you could make to improve your garden, including trying new plants and dedicating more time to gardening, and to help you stick to your goals, this month we’re giving you tips on what can be done in the garden in February to help it flourish and look great.
Plant flowers such as lobelia, snapdragons, chrysanthemums and geraniums in a glass house or indoors to ensure an early flowering. There’s also a wide range of fruit and vegetables that you can begin to grow now either under cover or indoors. This includes:
- Asparagus peas
- Brussel sprouts
- Sweet potato
Such a range of vegetables to tend to will certainly keep you busy over the rest of the month, but for the best results, consult an expert to advise you on the right varieties for early growth.
The team here at Court Farm Garden Centre will be more than happy to assist you in selecting the best produce for early growth, and supply you with all of the protective covers or pots you need.
Protect the blossoms on any apricots, nectarines or peaches you have from the harsh winter frost which can easily damage the early growth that will be beginning to show. You’ll probably need a horticultural fleece for this. You should also protect your fruit and vegetable crops with nets to prevent birds that will be beginning to return for spring eating your crops.
Prune any winter-flowering shrubs that have finished flowering, as well as Wisterias, evergreen hedges and conservatory climbers to keep the garden tidy and to prevent dying growth blocking the light and nutrients for new growth. Mowing the grass will also rejuvenate your garden after a winter of neglect.
Note down all of the plant varieties you’ve sowed and the date they were planted so you can log their growth. This was another resolution we suggested in last month’s article, and will be hugely beneficial when it comes to planting next year. You can use your logs to evaluate what did and did not grow successfully so you can alter your future plant selection.
Court Farm Garden Care are home to a wide collection of pots, plants, landscaping material and gardening equipment to suit any budding gardener’s requirements. Our garden centre is renowned for it’s excellent range of products and the knowledgeable and friendly staff on hand to help with your enquiry. Get directions to our store here, and come and pay us a visit. We’ll be happy to help.