SPRING
FALL
Kohlrabi 2/1-3/1 8/1-9/1
Potato 2/1-3/1 7/25-8/15
Beets 2/1-3/15 9/1-10/1
Carrot 2/1-3/15 8/15-10/1
Chard 2/1-3/15 8/1-9/15
Peas, English 2/1-3/15 9/1-10/1
Spinach 2/1-3/15 8/1-10/15
Turnip 2/1-3/15 8/20-10/15
Collards 2/1-4/1 8/1-9/15
Mustard 2/1-4/1 8/1-9/15
Radish 2/1-5/1 9/1-11/1
Br. Sprout Plants 2/10-3/15 8/20-9/15
Lettuce 2/10-3/15 9/1-10/1
Asparagus Crwn 2/15-3/1  
Broccoli Plants 2/15-3/1 8/20-9/15
Cabbage Plants 2/15-3/1 8/20-9/15
Cauliflower Plants 2/15-3/1 8/20-9/15
Onion Plants 2/15-3/15  
Corn 3/15-5/1 8/1-8/15
Cucumber 3/15-5/1 8/1-8/15
Beans 3/20-5/1 8/1-9/1
Pepper Seed 3/20-5/1  
Squash, Sum 3/20-5/1 8/1-9/1
Squash, Winter 3/20-5/1 7/1-8/15
Watermelon 3/20-5/1 6/1-7/1
Tomato Seed 3/20-5/20  
Tomato Plants 3/25-5/1 7/1-8/1
Muskmelon 4/1-5/1 6/15-7/1
Pepper Plants 4/1-5/1 7/1-8/1
Pumpkin 4/1-5/1 6/1-7/15
Okra 4/1-6/1 7/15-8/15
Peas, Black-eyed 4/1-6/1 7/1-8/1
Eggplant Seed 4/10-5/1 6/15-7/1
Eggplant Plants 4/15-5/15 7/1-7/31

 

What to do this Month: February

Temperatures can drop to freezing this month; annuals that can take the chill include pansies, viola, and dianthus.

Clean your annual and perennial flower beds. Add compost to the soil and add more mulch to the beds.

Bulbs can still be planted. Water well and apply mulch for protection. Try dahlias!

Continue to deadhead flowers, such as pansies.

Put down mulch across all garden beds to control for weeds.

Divide and replant crowded perennials after they emerge.

Fertilize spring-blooming bulbs.

Finish planting shrubs and trees. Fertilize.

If not done in January, fertilize established fruit trees now.

Prune dormant trees. Avoid pruning citrus until the spring.

Prune shrubs now; wait to prune spring-flowering shrubs until after they bloom.

Fertilize established fruit trees. Continue planting dormant fruit trees.

Plant more vegetables, such as lettuce, cabbage, collards, onion sets, brussels sprouts, broccoli, carrots, spinach, kale, mustard greens, radishes, turnips, peas, and beets.

Plant Irish potatoes now! Plant 3 inches deep.

Plant asparagus.

Replenish mulch on strawberries.

Start your indoor seed boxes of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and cauliflower indoors.

Prune roses to remove damaged canes. Then fertilize and apply mulch for protection.

Divide and transplant perennial herbs.

Seed herbs for April planting.

You can fertilize your houseplants with a water-soluble fertilizer when they show new growth.

After temperatures rise to 65 degrees F for 4 to 5 days, apply a pre-emergent weed killer to prevent warm-season weeds.

Regularly mow your lawn at recommended heights (St. Augustine and Bahia: 3 to 4 inches; Centipede: 1.5 to 2 inches; Dwarf St. Augustine: 2.5 inches).