Gardening Jobs in February
February can be known for a month of many different types of weather cycles, from freezing cold, snow, wind, and even heatwaves. Here you will be able to find out all Gardening Jobs in February that need doing in the allotment and the garden. Stay on track with all the jobs which need doing in the garden this month. Plan ahead and get all these jobs ticked off in your own garden. Getting these jobs now will set you up ready for when you are busy in Spring getting all those seeds planted. All these gardening jobs in February are for the UK
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February Vegetable Garden Jobs
It is still cold, frosty, and snowy this month but there are still many jobs to do in the allotment and garden in February. Here we will guide you through all the vegetable garden jobs for February.
- Asparagus:- Mulch them this month
- Beds:- Prepare your allotment and kitchen garden beds by weeding them, turning them over and covering with plastic to warm them up.
- Potatoes:- If you have not started chitting them now is the perfect time to be doing this on the allotment and for the garden.
February Fruit Garden Jobs
February is a busy month for working in the fruit garden. You would not think it is with how cold it is but there are lots you can be doing in the allotment and garden in February.
- Apple Trees:- These can still be pruned while the apple trees are still dormant
- Blackcurrants:- Prune these if you have not done it yet ready for this year’s growth.
- Fruit Bushes:- Add a potassium fertilizer this month on your fruit bushes for great growth.
- Fruit Trees:- Mulch around your fruit trees to help feed them for the year ahead.
- Gooseberries:- If you have not pruned your gooseberries yet this can still be done.
- Pear Trees:- Like apple trees, your pear trees can still be pruned in February while they lay dormant.
- Raspberries:- This month is the last month you can prune your raspberries. Autumn varieties can be pruned to the ground. Summer varieties you leave last years growth for the fruit, but prune the canes which had fruit on them and trim the tops off your new growth to make them bushier.
- Redcurrants:- The same as blackcurrants these need pruning if you have not done it yet.
- Rhubarb:- IF you are wanting an early crop of rhubarb you can start forcing it.
- Strawberries:- IF you want an early crop of strawberries cover them with a cloche.
- Stone Fruit:- Protect blossoms on nectarines, apricots and peaches from the cold weather with fleece.
February Flower Garden Jobs
February is still a busy month in the flower garden flower getting all the annual plants ready for this year’s growth in the garden. Let’s find out all the February flower garden jobs for this month.
- Clematis – Prune your summer clematis this month.
- Fuchsias – these can be pruned back to two buds on each shoot this month.
- Heathers – now is the time to prune these back.
- Pansies – You can still deadhead them this month to encourage new flowers.
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