Lunar calendar of gardening and vegetable gardening for February 2024

February is still a deep winter for city dwellers, but garden lovers who were once irrevocably in love with their gardens and vegetable gardens already have a lot of things to do. Both on the site and at home – on the windowsills. Long-awaited things, by the way! After all, very soon the playful spring sun will warm up, the snow will melt, and the active season will finally begin! It’s time to return from a short, but hopefully pleasant winter break and get to work. And our advice and, of course, the lunar calendar will help you with this.

Managing the snow

Snow on the site can be both a burden and a benefit. If there is not enough of it, it’s bad: the plants may freeze, and in the spring the soil will not be saturated with moisture.

Therefore, in regions where winters have little snow, it should be delayed :

  • install windproof shields to prevent snowdrifts from blowing away,
  • lay all sorts of boards, branches, or tops cut in the fall on the beds.

A lot of snow is dangerous for some buildings, for example, a greenhouse. Therefore, if you do not want to lose this cozy “house” for plants, clean it regularly. Also, free the tree branches from the undoubtedly beautiful, but heavy blankets of snow. Just be careful – they are very fragile in the cold!

Well, what about without clearing the paths from February drifts? This snow can be put to good use: thrown into a greenhouse to moisten the soil with melt water, and used to insulate beds with winter crops. Remember: 1 centimeter of snow raises the soil temperature by 1 degree. After all, now guess what kind of spring it will be?.. It’s better to play it safe.

Protecting the garden from frost

If you whitewashed your garden in the fall, and fortunately the whitewash was not washed away by the rains, you can be relatively calm about your green pets. If you can’t boast of snow-white tree trunks in February, you should take action.
When the weather permits (it’s not below +5 outside and the snowdrifts are not knee-deep), take the whitewash and get to work. The second option is to wrap the trunks with white covering material. It will reflect the burning spring sun, which means it will save you from frost damage.

If there was little snow in your region, or it has already melted, and the cold is severe, mulch the berry fields and the trunks of bushes and trees. Young trees and conifers can be protected by completely wrapping them, for example, in burlap or the same covering material. If, on the contrary, it’s already warmer, it’s time to remove the winter shelters from the plants, otherwise they’ll get wet.

Getting ready for the seedling season

When the time comes to sow, you need to be fully prepared. To do this, at the very beginning of the month, you need to prepare soil, disinfectants, phytolamps, and containers for seedlings.

Moreover, for the latter, you need to think in advance about what it will be :

  • plastic cups,
  • peat cups
  • pills,
  • boxes or cassettes,
  • special packages.

You can immediately stock up on fertilizers: nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. Although they will not be needed now, let them be at hand.

And of course the seeds! It’s time to take out and inspect the ones you collected yourself, and buy some in addition. Just be sure to make a list before heading to the store. You can’t just let enthusiastic people come to the counter – they’ll buy so much that there’ll be nowhere to plant it!

We begin planting

Outside the window the blizzard is still blowing and the frost is crackling, but experienced gardeners and flower growers have already sprouted their seeds. It’s time to plant in the soil! Thus, eggplants and bell peppers are traditionally sown as vegetables in February. The first – at the beginning of the month, the second – a week later. This is understandable: the growing season of these crops is quite long – much more time passes from seed to fruit than, say, tomatoes or cucumbers.

Flowers are also asking to be sown, although only a few. For example, the beautiful petunia will delight you with bright flower clouds all summer long if you sow it now, in February. Lobelia, pansies, verbena, castor beans, sage, delphinium, and some other inhabitants of our flower beds will also not tolerate delay. If you want to see a beautifully blooming garden in summer, get down to business. And if you also want something tasty, sow garden strawberries. She is also slow-witted – she sprouts difficultly and takes a long time to grow.

Have you sown? Well, then leaving. We water it in a timely manner, ideally, of course, provide additional light (winter is a little dark), and when the time comes, we feed it. Well, we are slowly preparing for the picking, realizing in advance that the seedlings will take up much more space. You need to think carefully about where to place it.

Growing a vegetable garden on a windowsill

If you can’t wait to try greens, in your free time you can start forcing greenery. It’s tasty, healthy, pleasing to the eye, and warms a soul yearning for gardening chores.

We are talking not only about onions but also about other types of onions, as well as garlic, parsley, celery, and parsnips. Yes, even about carrots, beets, and radishes! Even if root vegetables don’t grow anything, they will definitely delight you with their vitamin tops. And even in a salad, or in a soup! Well, or check out the trend of recent years (more likely even winters) – growing microgreens. Minimum fuss, maximum benefit for the body.

This is such a multifaceted, and that makes for an interesting February! It will bring with it pleasant chores, giving you the opportunity to lay the foundations for the future harvest. And to know exactly which day to take on which work, look at the tables of our lunar calendar.

Lunar calendar for February

Calendar of gardening work according to the phases of the moon for February 2024

Date and day of the weekMoon phase and zodiac signActions
1st of February. ThursdayDecreasing. ScorpionIt is favorable to sow and plant vegetables, herbs, and climbing plants.
2. FridayDecreasing. ScorpionA good day for gardening is to clear snow from greenhouses and tree branches.
3. SaturdayDecreasing. ScorpionIt’s time to prepare the soil for seedlings. It’s time to check the crops stored in the cellar and start clearing the snow.
4. SundayDecreasing. SagittariusIt is beneficial to sow vegetables, herbs, perennial and annual flowers, climbing plants, as well as loosen the soil and apply mineral fertilizers.
5. MondayDecreasing. SagittariusIt is better to abandon the crops.
6. TuesdayDecreasing. CapricornA good day to work with the above-ground parts of plants. A particularly good day for pruning.
7. WednesdayDecreasing. CapricornExcellent for planting root crops, as well as treating and preventing diseases. It is better to refrain from pruning bushes and trees.
8. ThursdayDecreasing. AquariusAn unfavorable day for any work related to transplants – they will harm the plants.
9. FridayDecreasing. AquariusIt is worth abandoning sowing work. Pruning and spraying of plants is not prohibited.
10. SaturdayNew moon. FishA favorable day for sowing any types of cabbage, treating plants against diseases, and preparing planting materials.
11. SundayGrowing . FishExcellent for preparing the soil, purchasing missing seeds and fertilizers. The day is suitable for sowing peppers, cucumbers, eggplants, and herbs.
12. MondayGrowing. AriesWorking in a greenhouse is beneficial – checking fastenings, removing snow from roofs.
13. TuesdayGrowing. AriesA good day to work with indoor plants. Any work is favorable.
14. WednesdayGrowing. TaurusA suitable day for sowing perennial and annual garden flowers, indoor plants, and planting corms.
15. ThursdayGrowing. TaurusIn warm regions, it is necessary to clean the shelters of ornamental, fruit and berry bushes and roses. A good day to clean up the area.
16. FridayGrowing. TwinsA day to work with indoor plants: replanting, changing the substrate and applying fertilizers, abundant watering.
17. SaturdayGrowing. TwinsIt is good to sow greens, radishes, carrots, beets, and radishes. You can replant seedlings.
18. SundayGrowing. TwinsA good day to work in the garden.
19. MondayGrowing. CancerIt is favorable to plant fruit trees.
20. TuesdayGrowing. CancerA good day for working with trees. Planting fruit trees, watering, grafting, fertilizing and taking cuttings. You should refrain from pruning
21. WednesdayGrowing. a lionDay of rest. It is better not to disturb the plants; you should even refrain from cleaning them.
22. ThursdayGrowing. a lionIt is beneficial to sow perennial and annual flowers.
23. FridayGrowing. a lionIt is favorable to sow greens and vegetable crops, including tomatoes, cucumbers, and eggplants.
24. SaturdayFull moon . VirgoFavorable for garden work with soil: loosening, hilling, fertilizing and fertilizing.
25. SundayDecreasing. VirgoIt is better to refrain from work and devote the day to planning future plantings in the garden.
26. MondayDecreasing. ScalesA good day for cleaning up trash on the site and checking the harvest in the cellar. You can prepare seeds for future sowings.
27. TuesdayDecreasing. ScalesYou can water indoor flowers abundantly and treat them against pests and diseases.
28. WednesdayDecreasing. ScalesIt is favorable to harvest crops with an edible underground part. For example, indoor ginger.
29. ThursdayDecreasing. ScorpionA good day for sowing and planting vegetables, herbs, and climbing plants.

Lunar sowing calendar for gardener, florist for February 2024

Sowing, planting, transplantingFavorable days
Tomatoes (tomatoes), physalis12-22
Pepper (bitter, sweet), eggplant12-22
Cucumbers, zucchini, pumpkin, watermelons, etc.12-22
Legumes1-8, 26-29
Green crops1-8, 26-29
Roots1-8, 26-29
Potato1-8, 26-29
Onion garlic12-22
Berry crops12-22
Fruit crops12-22
Annual flowers12-22
Bi-, perennial flowers12-22
Indoor flowers12-22
Bulbous, tuberous, corms1-8, 26-29

Lunar calendar of gardening work for February 2024

Plant propagation by mustaches, cuttings, layering, grafting, etc.12-22
Removing tendrils, weeding, thinning seedlings9-11
Plant shaping, pruning, pinching, etc.9-11
Root feeding12-22
Leaf feeding1-8, 26-29
Hilling, plowing, digging and other work with soil12-22
Sowing the lawn12-22
Lawn mowing12-22
Homemade preparations, canning, harvest processing12-13

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