Welcome to our February Top 10 Garden List

Welcome to our February Top 10 Garden List where we bring you essential tips and tasks to make the most of your gardening endeavors this month. As winter slowly relinquishes its grip and hints of spring emerge, it's the perfect time to kickstart your garden preparations. From sowing early seeds like celery, hot peppers, and onion seeds to nurturing overwintered plants, we've curated a comprehensive list of tasks tailored to this transitional period. Let's dive in and discover how you can cultivate a vibrant and flourishing garden this February.

  • Plant Early Seeds: Start your gardening season off right by sowing early seeds such as celery, hot peppers, and onions. Getting these seeds in the ground early will give them ample time to establish and thrive as the weather warms.
  • Get an Early Start with Peanuts: Take advantage of the cool February weather by planting peanuts. This crop appreciates the cooler temperatures and will reward you with a bountiful harvest later in the year. 
  • Embrace Spinach: Spinach loves the cold weather, making it the perfect candidate for early planting. Start your spinach seeds now to enjoy fresh, homegrown greens as soon as possible.
  • Build a Cold Frame: Prepare for March planting of cold-loving vegetables by constructing a cold frame. This simple structure will extend your growing season and provide a cozy environment for your plants to thrive.
  • Repot Tropicals: Give your tropical plants a refresh by repotting them into larger or more suitable pots. This will allow them to continue growing vigorously as they prepare for the warmer months ahead.
  • Check Overwintered Plants: Take stock of your overwintered plants, such as geraniums and cannas, and devise a plan for potting them up. Ensuring they have the proper care now will set them up for success in the coming months.
  • Explore New Plants: Expand your garden horizons by purchasing a new plant and learning all about it. Whether it's a unique specimen or a tried-and-true favorite, adding diversity to your garden will keep things interesting.
  • Take Geranium Cuttings: Multiply your geranium collection by taking cuttings from your overwintered plants. This simple propagation technique will yield new plants to enjoy throughout the season.
  • Pot Up Dahlia Roots: Give your dahlias a head start by potting up their roots now. This will encourage early growth and ensure a spectacular display of blooms when the time comes.
  • Enhance Seedling Starts: Invest in grow lights and heat pads to provide optimal conditions for your seedlings. These tools will promote healthy growth and give your garden a strong start for the season ahead.


As February draws to a close, we hope our Top 10 Garden List has inspired you to embark on a journey of growth and renewal in your garden. By following these tasks and embracing the opportunities this month presents, you're laying the groundwork for a bountiful and beautiful garden in the months ahead. So, roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty, and let your gardening passion bloom as you nurture your green oasis through the remaining days of winter into the vibrant days of spring. Happy gardening!