February Garden Checklist for Zones 5 and 6

The February flower is the primrose.

  • Repot pot bound foliage houseplants
  • Start feeding houseplants with liquid plant food.
  • Start slow seeds such as Geranium and Begonia seeds.
  • Use this month to repair garden furniture and effects.
  • Check forced bulbs and bring out of cold storage if tips have sprouted 2 inches or more.
  • Clean and sharpen garden tools and oil wooden handles with linseed oil.
  • Save your wood ashes. Collect them until spring and lightly scatter on the garden to provide potash.
  • Start an exercise program so you will be ready for the upcoming gardening season.
  • This is a good time to sit down with a good garden book and sharpen your gardening skills.
  • Don’t forget to feed the birds!

Source: London Middlesex Master Gardeners

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