What to plant in February

What to plant in February

Well your veggie patch is probably heaving now with bucket loads of tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber – all the summer favourites and if you’re anything like my family you will be looking for unwitting “volunteers” to take the excess off your hands. But don’t let the excitement of harvest time distract you from the serous planting work that needs to be done at this time. Who knows if February will live up to our expectations of Summer heat but either way you need to start thinking about starting your winter planting while the soil is still warm. Try to tie up and prune down over enthusiastic tomatoes and zucchini to find pockets where your broccoli and cauliflower can hide. Use shade cloth or the protection of other plants to shade your winter veg so they don’t bolt straight to seed and make sure you keep the water up to them but with the tepid summer temps so far I’m calling it. Time to get busy!

Planting in February 

  • Peas (seed)
  • Lettuce
  • Salad greens
  • Asian greens
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Turnip
  • Beetroot (seed)
  • Carrot (seed)
  • Leeks
  • Radish (seed)
  • Globe artichoke
  • Strawberries (runners)

If you would like a little garden guidance sign up for our Grow your Own Garden Advisory (Canberra region only) or take a look at our Grow your own planner – the perfect tool for planning and monitoring your patch with lots of handy tips to get you growing.

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