With the arrival of February, you can start preparing your vegetable garden for spring sowing, or decide to devote yourself to sowing fin immediately, especially if you live in an area with a mite climate. Both the sowing and the harvest of the month of February are very varied.
The harvest will allow you to taste the typical vegetables of the winter season, while through sowing you will plan which natural delights to bring to your table in the following months. Even those who have a simple garden on the balcony will be able to take care of its care, with excellent results, remembering to protect the new plants from any sudden changes in temperature
What to sow in February
The month of February allows you to proceed in peace with the sowing especially in those areas of Italy that have a mild climate, with particular reference to the coastal areas of the central-southern areas of the peninsula. Even in the internal flat areas, sowing can be carried out, but with greater attention, protecting the soils from freezing and using seedbeds or pots with protected peat, so that the frost does not spoil the crop in the bud. It is possible to use special sheets to repair the ground.
In February it is possible to sow:
- Cauliflower onions
Among the varieties that are recommended to be sown exclusively in areas with a mild climate, or in which spring usually comes early, always paying attention to any sudden changes in temperature, it is good to include basil, tomatoes, peppers, melons and eggplants. In regions with a harsher climate, their sowing will be postponed until the arrival of spring. In fear of frost, new seedlings can be protected by using seedbeds, small sowing containers, to be placed in protected places.
The harvest of the month of February
The February harvest is rich in the typical vegetables of the winter season, among which there are numerous cruciferous plants, with different varieties of cabbage and cauliflower. There are also evergreen and cold-resistant aromatic herbs, such as sage and rosemary, which can be collected both to use them fresh, and to allow them to dry and use them later. Knowing the varieties of vegetables to be harvested in February allows you to understand which vegetables to buy in case some of them are not present in your garden, but you still want to consume seasonal food.
In February it is possible to collect:
- Turnip greens
- Curly parsley
- radishes Rosemary
Vegetable garden on the balcony in February
In February, a garden on the balcony well protected from frost still offers the possibility of collecting aromatic herbs such as rosemary, parsley and sage, but also wild rocket and winter lettuce, as well as important winter vegetables, such as cruciferous plants, depending on what was sown in the previous months. In a sheltered balcony and protecting the pots from freezing, it is possible to start sowing celery, rosemary, parsley, radishes, basil (if the weather is particularly mild), rocket, cut lettuce, garlic, onions and carrots.