I have been meaning to jump in with an update for February but it has been super hot in my garden. I thought my old thermometer was broken so I bought a digital Min/Max one and it turned out it wasn’t broken and being in the 30s a lot was just how it was! I don’t cope too well with the heat and so my poor garden and I have been suffering just a little lately.
But I feel a little refreshed after the rain on the weekend – we got 110mm that came slow and steady and allowed the moisture to sink deeply into very dry soil and refreshed the plants. So I think the garden and I are ready for the final push towards the end of the season.
I’m also thinking about getting my cool season crops started. It is a good time to be getting on with this as these plants appreciate the lingering warmth of the season to give them a head start before things cool down and with it the growth rates. It seems too soon to be thinking about the cold weather and I am usually late to the party with my cool season crops as I don’t want to acknowledge the end of this growing season. This year I seem to be looking forward to it.
If you want to know what to grow check out the Yates Seed Selector . Just choose February from the dropdown box and adjust the filters to suit your climate and garden conditions. There are plenty of vegetables you can grow to extend the harvest into the winter. You can also do the same for the flower seeds – there is an amazing array of beautiful flowers that can be started in February. I’m thinking of stretching into the flowers… maybe as I don’t quite need as much veggie space as I’m down one hollow pair of legs. The oldest Teen Lad has fledged the nest and I have to say it does feel a little strange and I’m still cooking like he was still here!
Thanks to Sue and Stacey for sharing updates of their gardens, it is great to see and an encouragement and inspiration – I know for me and I hope for others. Feel free to share as many updates here as you want, it is always welcome and appreciated.
Sarah the Gardener : o)