Is It Too Cold In February To Plant?
While we experience milder weather than some other states, February is typically one of the coldest weather months in our area. We know that many of our customers are looking forward to the spring and the arrival of warmer weather, so we want to share some helpful planting tips that you can start now in order to have your garden ready when warm weather finally arrives.
Vegetable Garden Tips
Would you love to start a vegetable garden this year but are unsure when you should start planting? Not to worry, we are here to offer some tips to help you find your way to a bountiful garden in a few short months. Now is the perfect time to get your garden started so it remains healthy during the hot summer weather. You may wish to start growing your seeds indoors as a way to ensure that they are at the optimal temperature for growing. However, that is not necessary if you wish to fully grow outdoors; although, you may wish to have a frost blanket available for the really cold nights. There are plenty of online garden planners that can help with the design and layout for your vegetable garden. You can also research exactly which vegetables you are looking to grow and if they are ideal for this climate. We suggest starting with peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes during this time of year. Various herbs are also a wonderful choice to plant during February.
Other Plants that Thrive in February
There are other plants that you can add to your landscaping during this time of year. One example would be a beautiful azalea, as they typically bloom from February through the early spring. Other suggestions include petunias and various bulbs, such as an Amazon lily.
It is important to remember that all plants need to be protected if your area is expecting unusually cold weather or a freeze for an extended period of time. If you are interested in learning more about how to add irrigation close to your garden or landscaping, be sure to contact us at Challenger Irrigation. We are happy to serve Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus counties and would love to help you prepare for the upcoming warmer weather.