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February Vegetables & Herbs Calendar

List of jobs to do in the Vegetable Garden in February


February in the Vegetable Garden

Below is a list of essential jobs to do in the vegetable and herb garden in February.


Because the defaults for this website are set for the UK, as well as monthly 'jobs to do' calendars, we have also included seasonal calendars, so all visitors can choose the appropriate season for their location. These can be found on the main calendars page.


You may also wish to check our resources page where you can find more detailed articles explaining how to do specific jobs such as pruning, sowing and ground preparation.



Go to:-  Main Calendars Page  |  February Fruit Calendar



Prepare ground  if the ground is workable. It's best to do most of the digging during dry spells.

After digging vacant ground can be covered with black polythene to stop  weeds growing

If the weather permits, start preparing seed beds


Harvesting & Storing Vegetables in February  

Continue harvesting sprouting broccoli,  Brussels sprouts, cabbages, calabrese, celeriac,  chard, endive, kale, leeks, parsnips, turnips,  protected winter lettuce, winter spinach, turnips

Check stored vegetables and remove any which are showing signs of rotting or damage

Rhubarb - see Fruit Calendar


Sowing & Planting Vegetables & Herbs in February

Continue to sow winter salad leaves under protection

Sow kohl rabi, parsnips, spring onions and summer radish in the open (outside without protection)  towards the end of the month

Chit (sprout) seed potatoes

Under Glass (indoors or heated greenhouse) - sow lettuce, summer cabbage, summer cauliflowers, celeriac,  spinach, greenhouse tomatoes, turnips

Plant - Globe artichokes, garlic, onion and shallot sets


Care and Protecting Vegetables & Herbs in February

Top dress overwintered crops, such as autumn planted onions, broad beans and spring cabbage with a layer of compost

Protect seedlings from pigeons with netting , string or fleece

Keep an eye out for caterpillars on brassicas and pick them off by hand.

Remove all plant debris from the vegetable patch or allotment, to reduce the spread of disease and pests

Remove yellowing leaves on Brussels sprouts to prevent grey mould

Continue to stake, earth up and firm soil around roots of Brussels sprouts

Burn all leaves and plants which look as though they may be diseased


Planning and Buying Vegetables in February

Order seeds

Buy garden essentials such as plant labels, canes, pea sticks, netting, fleece, string, fertilisers, compost etc.,  in readiness for the growing season


Pests and Diseases

Companion Plants

See Individual growing pages

See Individual growing pages

In the Kitchen


Whilst there is general storing, preparation and cooking information on the individual growing pages, for lots more cooking, storing and preserving  information and recipes visit our sister site www.recipes4us.co.uk



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