February Houston Garden Tips & To-Do List
03.02.2019 Seasonal Planting Guides
Here is your February Garden To-Do List:
- If you haven’t done so already, plan your spring and summer garden. Decide what you want to plant and where. Having a garden plan will help keep things organized and help you keep track of what worked well and what you might change in future seasons. Here’s a handy list of veggie varieties that are well suited for our climate .
- Feed the soil by applying compost to all garden beds. Lightly till your existing soil before adding a 2-4” layer of compost. The fresh compost will mix in with your existing soil.
- Strawberries can be planted! Be sure to mulch the base of each plant with pine straw to help keep fungus at bay.
- By the third week of the month, you can plant potatoes 4 inches deep in warm soil.
- Begin sowing seeds of leaf lettuces, collards, and other greens outdoors; for continuous harvest, repeat sowing every 2 weeks.
- Although your local nurseries have organic tomatoes ready, hold off until the first week of March; unless you’re going to closely watch overnight low temps and cover your seedlings to keep them from being damaged by frost. If you’re going to babysit those babies, plant away!
- Plant fruit trees!
- Prune existing fruit trees, then feed them with a good organic fruit tree fertilizer.