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February 1, 2010

Jobs for February in the Vegetable Garden

Filed under: calendar — Tags: , , — TopVeg @ 1:11 am

There are plenty of jobs to be done in the vegetable garden in February!

Sow:

indoors from seed in trays or pots:

  • early beetroot Bietola da Orto Paonazza d’Egitto is ideal for early sowings as matures quickly.  Good for children to grow.
  • broad beans
  • spinach Spinach Perpetual is a prolific strain of spinach beet.
  • summer cabbage Savoy Cabbage Estoril seeds can be sown under glass in February, and planted out when plants have 2-3 true leaves.
  • calabrese for summer cropping
  • globe artichoke
  • lettuce sowing a few seed each week will give a continuous supply of lettuce

outside from seed under cloches in mild areas – early beetroot, lettuce, spring onions, salad leaves, spinach

plant-shallots

plant-shallots

in the garden as soon as the ground is workable – onion setsshallots and garlic

push-onion-in

push-onion-in

Plant

rhubarb-patch-March

rhubarb-patch-March

rhubarb & cover to force early stalks


Jerusalem artichoke
tubers
Harvest:

purple-broccoli-spear

purple-broccoli-spear

Early sprouting broccoli, cabbages, sprouts, kale, leeks, celery and parsnips

cabbage-in-snow

cabbage-in-snow

Other Jobs:

  • chit potatoes
  • apply fertiliser to ground before sowing early crops, to overwintered vegetables, to soft fruit bushes
  • cut down autumn fruiting raspberry canes to ground level and mulch
  • dig the garden if the soil is dry
dig

dig

The jobs to be done in the vegetable garden in February complete the circle of sowing and harvesting!

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1 Comment

  1. Hi Topveg,
    I haven’t started sowing any seeds yet must get on. Thanks for the reminder.
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Comment by farmingfriends — February 18, 2009 @ 3:15 pm

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