Let's discuss... forum: What are you doing in February?

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Weedwhacker
Feb 16, 2012 11:41 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Michigan UP (Zone 4b or 5a)
This is the time of year that I start planting some of my seeds that need a long growing period before planting out. Weather permitting I also get out into the greenhouse and do some cleaning and organizing. We also try to do some cleaning up in the edges of our woods and burning of the branches and fallen trees, before the snow is gone and burning is too hazardous. I should also get out and do some pruning on the trees that are hanging over the driveway...

What are YOU doing at this time of year?
"I am still learning"~~ Michelangelo
National Gardening Association
Imagegardengus
Feb 17, 2012 9:17 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
I went out to do some wintersowing in the greenhouse today and it was sooo...nice (almost 50) I did some garden clean up instead.
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cleared a couple sections on the south side of the picket fence , plan to transplant several bulbs and daylilies out of my veggie area .
This year I am planning on putting my efforts into vegetables.
Weedwhacker
Feb 17, 2012 10:48 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Michigan UP (Zone 4b or 5a)
Nice! I so hope we don't get slammed with snow in March and April !
"I am still learning"~~ Michelangelo
National Gardening Association
Imagegardengus
Feb 19, 2012 8:24 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
I am sure we haven't seed the last of winter yet.
Weedwhacker
Feb 19, 2012 8:50 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Michigan UP (Zone 4b or 5a)
But we can always hope...
"I am still learning"~~ Michelangelo
National Gardening Association
Imagegardengus
Mar 15, 2012 8:15 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
It's march and we are a bit ahead of you
I have greens in my salad bowl
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and the daffodils just opened yesterday, it was a record setting 82 degrees.
Weedwhacker
Mar 16, 2012 12:56 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Michigan UP (Zone 4b or 5a)
82 and your daffodils are open?? We hit 58 yesterday and it seemed hot... but my daffs are still buried by about a foot of snow! I did see a couple of (tiny) sprouts of bleeding hearts coming up near the house, though, and the pussy willows are starting to pop out.

Cinda, were you affected by any of the terrible storms that went thru Indiana? Now I see there were tornadoes in lower Michigan yesterday; looking like another severe weather year !

Did you do a bunch of winter sowing this year? If so, your plants must be sprouting by now... ? This is my first year for trying it at all, so far no sprouts but I suspect it will be quite soon and they will ben popping up. Tomorrow I need to plant peppers, celery, impatiens and petunias to start under my lights... I'm getting very impatient for spring to get here, but March and April are ordinarily not much in the way of gardening months around here. If we don't get more snow, and not too much rain, I'll be able to get lots of cleanup and such done, though -- and there's always plenty of that!
"I am still learning"~~ Michelangelo
National Gardening Association
Imagegardengus
Mar 19, 2012 7:22 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
The bad storms were in the southern part of Indiana , we were spared.I do however know people with family that were 4 miles from one of the towns that were wiped out.

The daffodils are not going to last long in this 80+ weather, I have bunches on the table, it is cooler in the house.

I did less winter sowing than the last couple years , started late and the spring is early. I am doing a lot of sowing in the new little green house. Most of my WS have not sprouted yet , I am a bit surprised because of all the heat but it just may be too hot too soon.


Weedwhacker
Mar 20, 2012 8:14 AM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Michigan UP (Zone 4b or 5a)
Not that warm here yet, highs have so far only been up to the low 60s, but one of my Facebook friends that lives in Calumet (WAY up north, by L. Superior) said that it's been 80 there !! My bleeding hearts are coming up and if this weather keeps up lots of things will be... We watch the news from Green Bay, WI and last night they were showing strawberries blooming in Wisconsin, and farmers talking about picking a month early this year -- I hope that's what happens, and not that everything gets wiped out by the temps dropping back to normal (whatever "normal" is anymore) !
"I am still learning"~~ Michelangelo
National Gardening Association
Imagegardengus
Mar 20, 2012 3:00 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
I was out working in someones garden this morning and he was complaining he will have to mow the grass in March and he had never had to do that before. His mower was not ready Smiling

Spring , 84 deg here Rolling my eyes.

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