Just because the weather is chilly in many regions of the United States does not mean that growers are out of luck. In fact, February is often a great time for gardeners and professional growers to plant some tasty seeds. In cooler climates, February is the perfect time to sow your peppers and tomatoes. For warmer climates, February marks a time to start sowing your vegetable seeds outdoors. Spring planting is a wonderful time for vegetable crops to thrive for a wide variety of reasons. For those agricultural junkies looking to make a profit, the vegetables grown now are sure to flourish just in time to fill the marketplace with delicious greens and veggies.
The Farmers’ Almanac provides an excellent guide for growers of all kinds to pinpoint the best seeds to plant in the most viable season. February is a big month for growers to prep their harvest for the spring months to arrive. This year, Farmers’ Almanac predicts a prosperous February for farmers looking to capitalize on seasonal growth. In the middle of February, it is a good idea to plant seedbeds and flower your gardens while planting the following seeds:
As the month carries on growers should clear their ground and turn sod between the 13th and 17th of the month. Around the 18th of February, planting root crops is suggested as this is a favorable day. In addition, plant flowers and start sowing hay, forage crops, and grains. Moving towards the end of the month, plant the following:
- Irish potatoes