February Monthly Gardening Checklist

February Monthly Gardening Checklist

Now is the time to prepare for spring and the gardening season ahead.

Tropicals and Houseplants:

  • Now is a good time to re-pot houseplants into slightly larger pots using Town & Country Professional Potting Mix .
  • Houseplants sense spring in late February as the days lengthen. Begin feeding with Bonide Houseplant Food to encourage healthy new growth.
  • Add orchids, African violets, bromeliads and other flowering plants to bring color indoors.

Indoor Seed & Bulb Starting:

  • Start flower and vegetable seeds indoors. Ask for a copy of our Seed Starting Guide for recommended indoor sowing dates and tips for success. (Also available on our website.)
  • Start the following seeds indoors: perennials, geraniums, snapdragons, petunias, peppers, celery, onions, and most herbs.  Use grow lights to encourage healthy growth of seedlings and other indoor plants.
  • Begin fertilizing seedlings with Fertilome Water Soluble Plant Food 20-20-20.
  • Apply Hi-Yield Captan to seedlings as first true leaves develop to prevent damp off disease.
  • Mark your seedlings with wood or plastic labels to identify varieties and planting dates

Birds and Wildlife:

  • Feed birds with suet, black oil sunflower, and high quality wild bird seed.
  • Provide a water source such as a heated bird bath.


  • Create a plan for your vegetable and flower gardens.
  • Purchase Crook’s Garden Seed as it becomes available later in the month.


  • Attend gardening seminars at Town and Country Gardens. Check our website for our seminar schedule.
  • Clean, oil and sharpen garden tools and pruners.Always read and follow label directions when using any garden chemical or fertilizer.