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WHAT TO DO THIS MONTH

Welcome to your monthly guide to gardening! It's always time to be cutting, planting scraping, digging, feeding, growing, pruning or planning something and this guide aims to help you organise your time to get the best results.

FEBRUARY

February is a funny old month in the garden! 

Firstly there is precious little light around; many of us go to work in the dark and return home just the same. And it’s freezing, mostly, and wet or snowy. It is grotty on the 1st of the month and is just the same on the 28th (and just for fun, to extend the misery, there is an extra day in it every four years!)

Well, it’s not that bad really. But you just run out of jobs. How often have we said already that you have to clean the greenhouse, sharpen the tools, and disinfect the pots?

Well there are some jobs we can get on with, and it starts with.... 

FEBRUARY: ONIONS & GARLIC

If you have sown onions in December, you can sow some more now. Actually, I sow onions every month and grow them until they are pencil sized. I then tip them out an

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FEBRUARY: SORTING THE BEDS.

Sorting the beds. First of all do a check. If you’ve grown potatoes last year, dig the bed over and remove any stray potatoes you might find.  The tempt

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FEBRUARY: PRUNING

Now is time for pruning plants, disposing of raspberry canes and opening up gooseberry plants. If you imagine a dish, then the goosgob (as we call it) needs to have

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FEBRUARY: TOMATOES

It’s almost time to sow tomatoes for an early crop - they need warmth right through to the end of May but you can get some off now, sow a couple of seeds per

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FEBRUARY: GREENHOUSE GLASS

One job that should be done this year is to check your glass, especially after all the snow. From greenhouses to cold frames, the wind loves them all. Make sure everything i

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FEBRUARY

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