The day length increases in February but the outside temperature is very low. Although the season starts in February, the busy months are still to come. So, what can you plant in a greenhouse in February?
You can start sowing bedding plants like Alyssum, Ageratum, Antirrhinum, Calceolaria, Celosia etc. You can also plant bulbs like Begonia, Hippeastrum, Gloxinia, Gloriosa and Achimenes in a greenhouse in February.
Sow Abutilon, Begonia, Celosia, Coleus, Streptocarpus, Saintpaulia, Pelargonium, Schizanthus and Solanum capsicastrum plants in a propagator in greenhouse in February.
Take cuttings of Pelargonium, Carnation and Lorraine Begonias. Pot on Ferns, Palms, Fuchsia, Coleus and Schizanthus. Prune Bougainvillea.
What vegetables to grow in February?
You can sow seeds for growing to maturity in the greenhouse or in soil which has been covered with cloches. You can sow seeds for planting these vegetables in February:
- Broad Bean
- Brussels Sprout
What fruit to plant in February?
You can plant the following fruits in February:
- Raspberry canes and blackberries
- Redcurrant, whitecurrants, blackcurrants and gooseberries
- Potted Strawberry runners
- Apricots, Peaches and Nectarines
Can bulbs be planted in February?
Bulbs can be planted in a cool greenhouse in February. These bulbs are Begonia, Hippeastrum, Gloxinia, Gloriosa and Achimenes. Also, in February you can bring the rest of the bowls of spring-flowering bulbs from the plunge bed outdoors into greenhouse.
Place the bowls with the bulbs under staging after flowers have faded. Feed the bulbs with weak liquid fertilizer when watering, be careful not to overwater your bulbs.
What jobs to carry out in greenhouse in February?
Number 1: Water the plants but keep the soil dry
The days are getting shorter so you can water the plants more often in comparison to December and January. Make sure to keep the soil dry and remove the water from the leaves and crowns. Try to water plants before midday.
Number 2: Monitor day and night temperatures
Make sure to cover tender plants on cold nights. You can use garden cloches which also warm the soil. Monitor the temperatures and don’t let it go below 42°F. Avoid wide fluctuations and keep the air temperature in a range of 42° – 60°F.
Number 3: Ventilate the greenhouse but keep the air dry
Once of the main jobs to carry out in greenhouse in February is to keep the air dry. Ventilate on bright days and don’t open the vents on damp or foggy days. Open the vents on the side away from the wind and close them in mid-afternoon. That way the heat of the sun conserves before nightfall.
Number 4: Inspect the plants
Observe the plants. Put the plants that are flowering in a area with a lot of light. Make sure to remove the dead flowers and yellow leaves. Use a pests control spray if it an ongoing issue.
Number 5: Sterilize pots and seed trays
It is a good idea to sterilize the pots and seed trays that you are going to use later in the year. You can wash them with a plant safe garden disinfectant.
Number 6: Label the seed trays
Remember to label the seed trays after sowing otherwise you will forget what seeds you sowed. Sow seeds in damp but not wet compost and cover the container until germination has taken place.