What to Plant in January and February

Courtesy the Duval County Extension and University of Florida/IAS:


What to Plant in January and February

We’ve had extremely mild weather up until recently. Many warm season plants were flourishing but the new year was accompanied by a hard freeze. Now is the time to replace tender plants with cold hardy ones. Many cool season vegetables like lettuce dragon. For March flowers, plant delphinium, digitalis (foxglove), and larkspur in January or February. In February, add to the list baby’s breath, calendula, marguerite daisy, and statice.

Bulbs that can be planted are Achimenes, African lily (Agapanthus), amaryllis, Aztec lily, calla, crinum, daylily, Dutch iris, Gloriosa lily, gloxinia, Hurricane lily, Ixia, Kaffir lily, marica (walking iris), moraea (African lily), Spider lily, Tritonia, tuberose, tulip (prechilled only), Voodoo lily, watsonia, and Zephyr lily. In February it’s too late to plant amaryllis, calla, daylily, Hurricane lily, and tulips but add to the list Amazon lily, caladium, canna, and dahlia.

Vegetables to plant now include beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, Chinese cabbage, collards, kale, kohlrabi, leek, mustard, onions, parsley, English peas, potatoes, radish and turnips. Add to the list endive and lettuce in February.

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~ by Mike on February 18, 2009.

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