February Gardening Tips
Preparing for Spring:
It’s not too early to start cultivating and incorporating cover crops into your garden beds. This will allow time for decomposition to add those nutrients back into the soil.
If you need it, add organic matter into your soil. Check out our Garden Mulch which is a great option.
You can start pruning (yay!). Now is the time to prune back summer flowering deciduous trees, ornamental vines such as Clematis, raspberries, blackberries, grapes and edible fruit trees.
Go ahead and get some fertilizer (16-16-16) on those trees and shrubs while you’re out there pruning away, if necessary.
It’s just about time to start sowing some of the early spring crops! Pick up some seeds for beets, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, onions, lettuce, peas, peppers, spinach and tomatoes. (Zone 6).
Plant fruit trees and other deciduous trees and shrubs (including those roses you’ve been coveting). If you need to transplant any trees, do so now as well. It is important to do so before they start breaking dormancy.
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