February’s Best Days in the Garden (2013)

February’s Best Days in the Garden (2013)

Gardening by the signs has always proven to be beneficial for our family.  I would imagine my grandfather mastered the Blum’s Farmer’s and Planter’s Almanac (located and published in Winston-Salem, NC) and all it had to offer.  Me?  Well…I am still learning but would not dream of gardening without it.

As promised here is what Mr. Almanac, as I fondly refer to ‘him’, says about gardening and the month of February:

  • Plant above ground crops:  12, 13, 16-18, 21, 22
  • Plant root crops:  1-4, 7, 8, 27, 28
  • Plant flowers:  1, 21, 22, 27, 28
  • Transplant:  2, 3, 4
  • Prune:  To encourage growth:  2, 3, 4  To discourage growth:  10, 11, 14, 15
  • Apply organic fertilizer:  2, 3, 4
  • Destroy weeds:  9, 25, 26
  • Harvest crops:  5, 6, 9

Mr. Almanac also forecasts the weather for the month of February and it looks like this current weather pattern of wind and wet will continue throughout much of February for the Atlantic Coast so batten down the hatches.IMG_3190

I am thinking I will be doing a lot inside this month…planning….crocheting scarves and toboggans…cooking…cleaning out…and praying for SPRING and warmer days so I can get outside and get some dirt under these fingernails!  Yep, I am just that weird…I think they call it being a ‘tomboy’ in the south~ 😉  But, hey, I can dress up with the best of ’em…it just isn’t my preference!