What to grow in February (Cool-Temperate climate)

 

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The Gawler Foundation herb garden in full bloom.

There is still a month of hot weather ahead, hopefully we won’t experience the extreme temperature fluctuations we had last month, which were not great for planting out vegetable seedlings. If you are planting seedlings this month remember to give them a regular deep soak with water and shade them from the afternoon sun.

If you have some empty spots in your vegetable beds, this month you could try planting seedlings of:

Red and Green Cabbages, Broccoli, Cauliflower (try beautiful Romanesco or Purple Cauliflowers) Brussel Sprouts, Kale, Leeks, Spring Onions, Silverbeet, Rainbow Chard, Asian greens (Bok Choy, Pak Choy, Tatsoi etc.), Lettuce, Celery.

You can also sow from seed direct into your vegetable beds:

Carrots, Beetroot, Parsnip, Turnips, Radish, Coriander, Rocket.

Remember to cover any seedlings from the Brassica family with insect netting for the next couple of months until the Cabbage White butterflies are no longer around or spray your seedlings regularly with Dipel (Bacillus thuringiensis).

 

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