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February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

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February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

Post  PNG_Grandma on 2/3/2012, 12:19 pm

Time to start thinking about Summer!! Are you ready? Let's get growing!! okay

Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean, Goa bean)
Sow in garden. Harvest from June.
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss)
Sow in garden. Harvest from June.
Capsicum (also Bell pepper, Sweet pepper)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from June.
Celery
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from August.
Chilli (also Hot peppers)
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from June.
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak)
Sow direct in the garden. Harvest from June.
Dill
Sow in garden. Harvest from June.
Eggplant (also Aubergine)
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from July.
French tarragon
Plant cuttings or root division. Harvest from May.
Horseradish
Plant root pieces. Harvest from August.
Kohlrabi
Sow in garden. Harvest from June.
Lemon Balm (also Bee balm)
Sow in garden. Harvest from June.
Lettuce
Sow in garden, or start in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks.. Harvest from June.
Mint (also Garden mint)
Grow in trays and plant out or start from cuttings.Harvest from June.
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram)
Sow in garden, or start in seed trays. Harvest from May.
Pak Choy
Sow in garden. Harvest from May.
Parsley(also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow in garden. Harvest from June.
Peas
Sow in garden. Harvest from June.
Radish
Sow in garden. Harvest from May.
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola)
Sow in garden. Harvest from May.
Rosemary
Plant cuttings . Harvest from 12 months.
Sage (also Common Sage)
Sow in garden. Harvest from 18 months.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold)
Sow in garden. Harvest from June.
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas)
Sow in garden. Harvest from July.
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram)
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from June.
Thyme (also Common thyme)
Grow in seed trays, plant out 6-8 weeks. Harvest from February.
Tomato
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from June.
Turnip
Sow in garden. Harvest from May.

This year we'll have our best gardens...ever!! Right?!!
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Re: February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

Post  RoOsTeR on 2/3/2012, 7:12 pm

Great list Grandma! Is all of this on your list for this year?

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Re: February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

Post  PNG_Grandma on 2/4/2012, 1:53 pm

nKedrOoStEr wrote:Great list Grandma! Is all of this on your list for this year?
Hmmm, are you asking if this is what we'll be planting this year? Pretty much, yes...we had all of that last year, well, not the Horseradish, Kohlrabi, Pak Choy...but everything else was in our garden.

Our garden boxes have Beets, Swish Chard, Spinach, Fennel, Lettuce and Snow Peas growing right now. The Herb Box has Oregano, Thyme (2 varieties) Rosemary, and 2 varieties of Sage still doing well even after our hard frosts. We'll replant the Basil, Chives, Dill, and Tarragon soon. The Lemon Balm is coming back...lots of new growth at the base of the dead looking sticks.

I'll wait to see what else comes up before adding more to the Herb Box. This is one we share with everyone in our Apollo Garden, and other neighbors who need something quickly to add to whatever they're cooking. This is what it looked like in June, then grew more lush during the summer


Al and I were looking at this box yesterday and have decided to remove the hoops...we don't use them and they're dangerously close to snapping. Al had one of these smack his face last winter when trying to adjust a hoop...not a fun thing at all! Ouch! Anyway, the hoop isn't necessary and the herbs look so lovely draping over the edges of the box. As we walk past the box and brush the plants the smells are delicious! We let some of the plants flower to attract more bees...even the hummingbirds come down to take a look.

I love our Apollo Garden! sunny

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Re: February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

Post  PeonyLover on 2/12/2012, 10:49 pm

Everything look so healthy. Wow-that's a nice set up you have there. Laughing

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Re: February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

Post  sanderson on 1/29/2014, 2:28 pm

With PNG Grandma's approval, I will be Bumping her wonderful Monthly planting guides.

@PNG_Grandma wrote:Time to start thinking about Summer!! Are you ready? Let's get growing!!  okay

Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean, Goa bean)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from June.
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from June.
Capsicum (also Bell pepper, Sweet pepper)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from June.
Celery
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from August.
Chilli (also Hot peppers)
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from June.
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak)
Sow direct in the garden.   Harvest from June.
Dill
Sow in garden.   Harvest from June.
Eggplant (also Aubergine)
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from July.
French tarragon
Plant cuttings or root division.   Harvest from May.
Horseradish
Plant root pieces.   Harvest from August.
Kohlrabi
Sow in garden.   Harvest from June.
Lemon Balm (also Bee balm)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from June.
Lettuce
Sow in garden, or start in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks..   Harvest from June.
Mint (also Garden mint)
Grow in trays and plant out or start from cuttings.Harvest from June.
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram)
Sow in garden, or start in seed trays.   Harvest from May.
Pak Choy
Sow in garden.   Harvest from May.
Parsley(also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow in garden.   Harvest from June.
Peas
Sow in garden.   Harvest from June.
Radish
Sow in garden.   Harvest from May.
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from May.
Rosemary
Plant cuttings .   Harvest from 12 months.
Sage (also Common Sage)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from 18 months.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from June.
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from July.
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram)
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from June.
Thyme (also Common thyme)
Grow in seed trays, plant out 6-8 weeks.   Harvest from February.
Tomato
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from June.
Turnip
Sow in garden.   Harvest from May.

This year we'll have our best gardens...ever!! Right?!!
happy hi

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Re: February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 1/29/2014, 4:14 pm

Thanks for the list - there's so much on it I don't have... must tell hubby I just don't have enough seeds.... *snicker snicker!*   Rolling Eyes

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Re: February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

Post  sanderson on 2/3/2015, 12:22 am

@sanderson wrote:With PNG Grandma's approval, I will be Bumping her wonderful Monthly planting guides.  This is for Zone 9A.  It's warm right now, forecast to be in the 70's this week.  Trees were blooming in Sacramento this past weekend.

@PNG_Grandma wrote:Time to start thinking about Summer!! Are you ready? Let's get growing!!  okay

Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean, Goa bean)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from June.
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from June.
Capsicum (also Bell pepper, Sweet pepper)
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from June.
Celery
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from August.
Chilli (also Hot peppers)
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from June.
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak)
Sow direct in the garden.   Harvest from June.
Dill
Sow in garden.   Harvest from June.
Eggplant (also Aubergine)
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from July.
French tarragon
Plant cuttings or root division.   Harvest from May.
Horseradish
Plant root pieces.   Harvest from August.
Kohlrabi
Sow in garden.   Harvest from June.
Lemon Balm (also Bee balm)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from June.
Lettuce
Sow in garden, or start in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks..   Harvest from June.
Mint (also Garden mint)
Grow in trays and plant out or start from cuttings.Harvest from June.
Oregano (also Pot Marjoram)
Sow in garden, or start in seed trays.   Harvest from May.
Pak Choy
Sow in garden.   Harvest from May.
Parsley(also curly leaf parsley or flat leaf (Italian) parsley) Sow in garden.   Harvest from June.
Peas
Sow in garden.   Harvest from June.
Radish
Sow in garden.   Harvest from May.
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from May.
Rosemary
Plant cuttings .   Harvest from 12 months.
Sage (also Common Sage)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from 18 months.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from June.
Snow Peas (also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from July.
Sweet Marjoram (also Knotted marjoram)
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from June.
Thyme (also Common thyme)
Grow in seed trays, plant out 6-8 weeks.   Harvest from February.
Tomato
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from June.
Turnip
Sow in garden.   Harvest from May.

This year we'll have our best gardens...ever!! Right?!!
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Re: February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

Post  sanderson on 2/6/2016, 2:01 pm

Bumping for 2016. This is the time for starting many of summer crops from seeds. I'm going to be a little late this year but I hope everyone else is able to move ahead with seeding according to your little micro-climate. Very Happy

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Re: February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

Post  sanderson on 2/1/2017, 1:48 am

Bumping for February 2017.

I'm still waiting until mid February before starting any seeds indoors. The sweet potato slips are doing good.

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Post  countrynaturals on 2/1/2017, 12:27 pm

@sanderson wrote:Bumping for February 2017.

I'm still waiting until mid February before starting any seeds indoors.  The sweet potato slips are doing good.
I'm waiting too. Normally I would start today, but there's too much rain ahead, so I'm going to wait another week and check the 10-day forecast again. bounce

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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 2/1/2017, 1:06 pm

I didn't share it at the time, but we just spent 8 days in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit with our grandson, Hunter a little over a week ago.  He was life-flighted from Children's Hospital in Fresno, to Kaiser in Santa Clara.  It was a long hard battle, with a lot of praying, and now he's home about 90% on the mend.  He had RSV and got dangerously dehydrated.

Soooo..... all that to say, my garden plans weren't on the top of my list so I'll have to start a little later than normal but with our long growing season, it will all work out.

Nana's garden will grow and she can't wait to share it with Hunter as he grows I love you

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Post  countrynaturals on 2/1/2017, 1:19 pm

OMG, Audrey!! What a scary thing. Poor little guy. The good news is that little ones spring back so fast and forget so quickly, he should bounce back like a little garden toad. The rest of you might need some serious R&R. Hugs and blessings and good vibes and positive energies, and super prayers heading out to all of you. I love you I love you I love you

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Re: February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

Post  sanderson on 2/2/2017, 1:12 pm

If he had to be life-flighted from Valley Children's then it was very serious. Little ones can go down hill so fast. I'm so glad he is recovering now. Wonderful that you could be with Hunter and his mom and dad at that scary time. xoxo

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Post  CapeCoddess on 2/3/2017, 1:02 pm

Such a relief that Hunter is on the mend, Audrey. 
And now you both have something to look forward to, gardening together...even if he's only watching for now. 
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Post  countrynaturals on 2/12/2017, 12:12 pm

Planted corn salad seeds directly into the sfg garden, yesterday.  Cool

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Post  Mellen on 2/13/2017, 10:42 pm

@sanderson wrote:Bumping for February 2017.

I'm still waiting until mid February before starting any seeds indoors.  The sweet potato slips are doing good.
Hi Sanderson:  Do you change your SP water or just top it off?  Mine is looking a little cloudy although they are growing the slips.......  Thanks!

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 2/14/2017, 1:06 am

Good news, Audrey....((((((healing vibes)))))) on the way!  

CN, corn salad is my new fave!  It is my current avatar, and is actually alive out there in thus Ohio winter!  I am going to literally bury a bed in that stuff next fall!  Eliot Coleman , his idea!  Mache

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Post  sanderson on 2/14/2017, 5:40 am

Change the water if it looks cloudy, like every 2 or 3 days. Thank you for reminding me, it's over due!

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