Brie Arthur is a Soil3 team member and author of "The Foodscape Revolution" and "Gardening With Grains." With a background in ornamental plant production, Brie is revolutionizing the backyard gardening movement by her work across the US and the globe promoting sustainability and community gardening in urban Foodscapes. Brie's website: https://www.briegrows.com/
February 16, 2021
2 minute read
Winter greetings y’all! Are you ready for some spring weather? ME TOO! This chilly, WET winter has gotten me way off schedule as far as getting ready for the new growing season, which is why I am creating monthly to-do lists to help you stay on top of everything that needs to get done in the garden.
To make things easier to plan, I have broken down the February “chores” into simple categories. I've also included a series of three short videos about my broccoli growing experiment.
February is a great month to get your space ready for the warmer days ahead.
Cut back perennials and grasses before they start to grow
Remove winter weeds while they are small: chickweed, vetch, henbit, geranium
Try something new! The best way to feel engaged is to stretch your limits. Make 2021 the year you grow something different. For example, I have some big plans for garden renovations that include adding Daphne bushes in containers, because hope springs eternal and I am ready to try again! Time will tell if they land on my success or failure list.
Buy seeds for the warm season. This is especially important this year as seed companies are running out of supplies! Here are a few of my favorite seed suppliers:
February is the shortest month of the year and it will be over in a flash! Take advantage of any dry, sunny days by spending quality time in your garden getting ready for the spring. And I will be back in your inboxes with a fresh list of ideas for March so stay tuned!