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February Gardening Calendar

The gardening season has begun!  I checked over my spreadsheet to plan out the month of February, and thought those of you in a similar zone might get something out of a rundown of the tasks:

  • February 2 --- plant lettuce and spinach in a cold frame.
  • February 14 ---
    • plant snow peas in the sunniest spot in the garden.  Shelling peas never seem to survive this early for me, and even the snow peas are a gamble (so don't plant all your seeds), but if they survive you'll have bragging rights at the feed store!
    • indoors or in a cold frame, start cabbage and broccoli.
  • Before the end of the month --- cut logs to innoculate with shitake spawn.  (But don't innoculate yet!)

Doesn't sound like much, I know, but it's exciting to be able to start growing again!  Keep in mind that this is for zone 6 --- your dates will vary slightly.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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