February — Gardener’s calendar

 
ROTATIONAL CROPS

CABBAGE FAMILY

(Cruciferae)
Sow in trays or pots: autumn cauliflower (from mid-month); garden & land cress (from mid-month); mustard greens (from mid-month); Oriental greens

Sow in greenhouse or polytunnel: garden & land cress (from mid-month); mustard greens (from mid-month); ; rapini (from mid-month); rocket (from mid-month); Oriental greens

Harvest: Brussels sprouts (to mid-month); Asturian tree cabbage; spring cabbage; cauliflower; kale; mustard greens; Oriental greens; winter radish


AMARANTH/BEETROOT FAMILY

(Amaranthaceae)
Harvest: chard & leaf beet; winter spinach


ONION FAMILY

(Alliaceae)
Sow in trays or pots (under heat): bulb onion seed

Harvest: leeks; spring onions


PEA & BEAN FAMILY

(Leguminosae)
Sow in trays or pots: broad beans (from mid-month); smooth-seeded peas (from mid-month)


CARROT FAMILY

(Umbelliferae)
Sow in greenhouse or polytunnel: carrots

Harvest: parsnips


POTATO FAMILY

(Solanaceae)
Sow in trays or pots (under heat): aubergine; chilli & sweet peppers; tomatoes


MARROW FAMILY

(Cucurbitaceae)


SUNFLOWER FAMILY

(Asteraceae)
Sow in trays or pots: winter lettuce

Sow in greenhouse or polytunnel: winter lettuce


MISCELLANEOUS
Harvest: lamb’s lettuce; winter purslane

PERMANENT CROPS
TASKS