February gardening tips

Growing aromatic herbs
February 04, 2011

In February it's still time of protected sowing and limited harvests of aromatic herbs. It's also time to think about spring, fertilize and prepare the soil for the new plants.
Later this month, it is also possible to make the first direct sowing, as shown in the diagram below.

Aji Amarillo

Top tasks

As shown in the post chili sowing, it's time to sow tomatoes, chilies, bell peppers, aubergines and tomatillo.
You will have small plants like this Aji Amarillo to transplant in spring.

SowingSow many vegetables and aromatic herbs in the plug trays.

CompostareThe post Composting: Lasagna gardening... in pots show you the way to fertilize the pots for all rooftop gardeners.

See also: Rooftop gardening: Preparing the pots

Fenugreek sprouts

The harvest

An idea for a fresh ingredient to add to soups or salads: see how make the sprouts at home: legumes, fenugreek and so on.

February Harvest posts:
Harvest broccoli rabe
Harvest cardoons.

Seasoning vegetables and fruits, and harvest details: February harvest.

Chicory Sowing

Seeds to sow in February

During February you can start the direct sowing of many herbs and vegetables.


Direct: barilla plant, carrot, chicory, corn salad, head lettuce, Jerusalem artichokes, lettuce, peas, radish, rocket, shallot, white onion, winter radish.

Protected: aubergine, beans, bell pepper, cabbage, chicory, chili pepper, courgette, cucumber, leek, melon, mizuna, spinach, strawberry, tomatillo, tomato, watermelon.

CorianderAromatic Herbs and Herbal Teas.

Direct: chervil, coriander, dill, garden cress, mustard, sorrel.

Protected: basil, calendula, caraway, chives, chives garlic, comfrey, cornflower, hyssop, lavender, lemon grass, oregano, rhubarb, rosemary, sage, savory, thyme, wild garlic.

Sprouted Fenugreek SoupOne year ago:

Sprouted Fenugreek Soup

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