Gardening Calendar for the Month of February
Although February is still considered a winter month, there are some gardening tasks that can be done during this time of the year. Here are some tips on what you can do in your garden this month:
Prune fruit trees
If you have fruit trees in your garden, now is the time to prune them. This will help to promote healthy growth and ensure a good harvest later in the year. Be sure to remove any dead or diseased wood and thin out any overcrowded branches.
Prepare your soil
If you're planning on planting new crops or flowers this spring, it's a good idea to start preparing your soil now. Add compost or well-rotted manure to your soil to help improve its structure and fertility.
Start sowing seeds
If you have a greenhouse or indoor space with plenty of light, you can start sowing seeds for early crops such as tomatoes, peppers, and lettuce. Be sure to keep them in a warm, bright place until they germinate.
Clean your tools
It's important to keep your gardening tools clean and well-maintained to ensure they last longer and work properly. Take the time to clean and oil your tools, sharpen any dull blades, and replace any broken or worn-out parts.
Feed the birds
During the winter months, birds can have a hard time finding food. Help them out by providing bird feeders filled with seeds and nuts. This will not only benefit the birds, but it will also attract them to your garden, where they can help to control pests.
By taking care of these tasks in February, you'll be well-prepared for the coming spring and summer months. Happy gardening!