February Garden Planner


| 2/9/2016 9:35:00 AM


February Kitchen Garden

February is the month to start your seeds indoors!  You can get a one to two month jump by starting seeds inside.  It is easy and a budget friendly option that allows you to grow many varieties not available at your neighborhood nursery or big box store. Besides, it is nice to have green things growing again!

10-12 weeks prior (end Jan/beginning of Feb in our Zone 6 garden)

• Artichokes
• Broccoli
• Cabbage
• Celery
• Endive
• Escarole
• Kale
• Mache

8-10 weeks prior (mid-February in our Zone 6 garden)

• Chamomile
• Chives
• Eggplant
• Lavender
• Leeks
• Lovage
• Parsley
• Peppers
• Rosemary
• Tomatoes
• Thyme

See a full indoor seed-starting calendar.

What are the tricks to successful seed starting? The most surefire I have found with a gadget is the Aerogarden with the seed starting tray. I have almost 100% germination rate with it.

Aerogarden Seed Starting System
Aerogarden Seed Starting System



The key is using sterile seed starting mix, pots and containers. You can make your own seed starting mix with peat moss or coir (renewable), compost, and vermiculite. Just be sure to heat the compost to at least 150 degrees to kill any pathogens before using to start seeds.





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