Showing posts from February, 2017

February Garden and Greenhouse Ramblings

I was pretty excited about the month of February getting here, warm temps, gardening chores to do... and then we heard that snow was coming our way... yet again! Yikes!

All this wintry weather in our mild coastal area this year ~ super weird! And super unwanted ; )

Clean out any wilted, frozen veggies ... like this celery. 
So, what can you do in the yard and garden this time of year, despite the snow and cool temps?

- Start warming up by pruning all your fruit trees

- Prune roses down to a height of 12" to 18". This will promote lots of fantastic new growth and blooms this spring and summer.

- Now is also a good time to spray both roses and fruit trees with a dormant oil and lime sulphur mix to choke out pests and fungal diseases.

- When the snow melts, remove perennial weeds now before they go to seed and spread like mad.

- If you did not have time to top dress your beds in fall, you still have time. Top dress with manure or compost, test for nutrients and amend, if neede…