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As tempting as it may seem for most of us it’s still just a tad bit early to start most of the garden seeds. There are still a few things you can do to get your garden off to a great start in February depending on what hardiness zone you are in. I’m in zone 6a so if you are in a warmer area you’ll need to adjust these tips to fit your garden.
Today seemed like the perfect thing to share with you guy to help you get a jump on having the best garden EVER!
Plan your Garden- layout where you want to plant each plant and how much space you’ll need. If you need help figuring out how much to plant to feed your family for the year check out this post I wrote on just that. Maybe this year you’ll be trying something new like lasagna gardening.
Order Seeds- Get those seeds ordered! If you haven’t already!
Tiller Maintenance- Give the tiller a good look over for loose bolts and wires or worn out pull cord. Change the oil and fill ‘er up with gas and start it. Nothing worse than it not starting when you’re ready to till. Be sure to check your owners manual for a complete list of maintenance.
Turn Up the Garden Spot- Get the garden spot broke up and till in any last minute amendments or cover crops. I always try to do this by the Farmers Almanac look for the best barren days the weeds tend to come back less when I do this.
Start Seeds- Its a little early for most crops but its the perfect time for your cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and herbs. So places can start tomatoes late in February. I like to give mine 10 weeks before the last frost. I love this handy garden planner it helps me keep all the dates straight.
I don’t know about you but I have a bad case of garden fever! It happens every year by the time Christmas is over I’m dreaming of my toes in the dirt and new adventures in my garden. What’s something you do to get your garden ready each spring? Are you suffering from garden fever? Let me know in the comments!