February is here and I don’t know about you but I’m getting a bit of spring fever. I have recently added a page, Vegetable Planting Guide, to the site that has the planting guides for all twelve months. However, I thought I would still make the monthly posts.
Here is the list:
Vegetables to plant in February for zone 8b:
onions – bunching
Now you may be asking, “why are there warm weather crops on this list, when our last frost date isn’t until March”? The answer is, these vegetables, cucumbers, eggplants, peppers, and tomatoes, can be started at this time, but they should not be placed out in the garden, unless you can protect them from frost.
I am hoping to get my seeds started in the next couple of weeks, in the cold frame I have yet to build. 🙂 By starting these veggies now it gives them extra time to produce before the summer heat beats them up.
I’m wondering what varieties of tomatoes and pepper are you choosing this summer? Have you found a variety that does particularly good for you? If so please share. For me, my favorite tomatoes are cherry tomatoes, but I haven’t found a variety that I am completely in love with. I do hope to plant some large tomato bushes, in hopes of having enough to can. Last year the best large variety tomato bush I had was a volunteer, so I have no idea what variety it was. Now, I am so wishing I had saved some seeds from it.