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February Gardening To Do List

February gardening

Zone 1

  • Order fruit and vegetable seeds, roses, bare-root trees and shrubs
  • Check potted or container-planted bulbs for signs of growth
  • Bring in pots of crocus and bulbous iris if leaves have formed
  • Cut branches of pussy willow, flowering quince, forsythia to force indoors if buds are beginning to swell
  • Freshen house plants with sprays or shower bath
  • Sow seeds of cool-weather vegetables indoors
  • Sow seeds of hardy perennials indoors
Zone 2

  • Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)
  • Water cymbidiums weekly until they bloom
  • Sow seeds indoors for tender perennials
Zone 3

  • Order seeds
  • Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)
  • Water cymbidiums weekly until they bloom
  • Sow seeds for tender perennials
Zone 4
  • Order seeds
  • Sow seeds indoors for hardy spring-blooming plants
  • Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)
  • Sow seeds for cool-weather vegetables
  • Sow frost-tolerant perennials indoors

 

Zone 5

  • Order seeds
  • Sow seeds for hardy spring-blooming plants
  • Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)
  • Sow seeds for cool-weather vegetables
  • Sow frost-tolerant perennials indoors

Zone 6

  • Order seeds
  • Sow seeds of warm-season annuals
  • Sow seeds for hardy spring-blooming plants
  • Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)
  • Sow seeds for cool-weather vegetables
  • Sow frost-tolerant perennials indoors

 

Zone 7

  • Order seeds
  • Sow seeds of warm-season annuals indoors
  • Plant ornamental trees
  • Prune flowering fruit trees while in bloom
  • Prune winter-flowering shrubs and vines after bloom
  • Sow seeds of warm-season vegetables indoors
  • Sow seeds for hardy spring-blooming annuals
  • Plant or transplant cool-season vegetable seedlings
Zone 8

  • Order seeds
  • Sow seeds of warm-season annuals indoors
  • Set out cool-season annuals
  • Plant fruit trees
  • Apply dormant spray to fruit trees
  • Spray for peach leaf curl, peach leaf blight, and canker
  • Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)
  • Plant or repair warm-season lawns
  • Plant ornamental grasses
  • Plant or transplant frost-tolerant perennials
  • Sow seeds for tender perennials indoors
  • Plant bare-root roses
  • Apply dormant spray to roses
  • Plant bare-root trees, shrubs, and vines
  • Prune winter-blooming shrubs and vines just after bloom
  • Apply dormant spray to shrubs and vines
  • Plant bare-root perennial vegetables
  • Plant seedlings of cool-season vegetables
  • Sow seeds for cool- and warm-season vegetables
  • Protect tender plants from frost
Zone 9

  • Sow seeds for hardy spring-blooming annuals
  • Sow seeds of warm-season annuals indoors
  • Plant summer-flowering bulbs
  • Repot cacti and succulents, if essential, once they have finished blooming
  • Plant bare-root fruit trees
  • Apply dormant spray to fruit trees
  • Spray for peach leaf curl, peach leaf blight, and canker
  • Plant citrus
  • Repair or plant lawns
  • Plant or transplant frost-tolerant perennials outdoors
  • Sow seeds for tender perennials indoors
  • Plant bare-root roses
  • Plant bare-root trees, shrubs, and vines
  • Prune deciduous trees
  • Prune winter-flowering shrubs and vines just after bloom
  • Plant bare-root perennial vegetalbes
  • Plant seedlings of cool-season or winter vegetables
  • Sow seeds for cool-season or winter vegetables
  • Sow seeds for warm-season vegetables indoors
Z one 10

  • Order seeds
  • Sow seeds for warm-season annuals
  • Set out seedlings of warm-season annuals
  • Set out summer-flowering bulbs
  • Repot cacti and succulents, if essential, once they have finished blooming
  • Plant bare-root fruit trees
  • Prune flowering fruit trees while in bloom
  • Spray for peach leaf curl, peach leaf blight, and canker
  • Plant citrus
  • Protect citrus from frost damage
  • Feed houseplants that are growing or blooming
  • Plant bare-root roses
  • Plant bare-root shrubs and vines
  • Prune evergreen shrubs
  • Prune winter-flowering shrubs and vines after bloom
  • Plant bare-root trees
  • Plant or transplant cool-season vegetable seedlings
  • Sow warm-season vegetable seeds
  • Transplant warm-season vegetable seedlings

Zone 11

  • Sow seed of summer annuals indoors
  • Sow seeds of hardy vegetables indoors
  • Improve soil by spading in humus
  • Plant bare-root trees, shrubs, vines, roses
  • Be ready to shelter tender plants against frost
  • Finish dormant spraying


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