February: fields and gardens

February: fields and gardens
08/02/2015 Margarida Moreira

The seasons influence the cycle crops and in the Northern Hemisphere, February is a short month of winter. During this month, if the soil is not frozen or waterlogged, should proceed to soil preparation techniques (till the background and fertilize) and start propagating new plants.

February – fields and gardens

February is the month to plant potatoes, onions, garlic, strawberries, asparagus, artichokes, cabbages and fruit trees.

In the second month of the year (Gregorian calendar) are seeded pumpkins, melons, watermelons, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce (which should be transplanted in March / April), carrots, several varieties of cabbage, beets and peas.

Are seeded cereals: wheat (in dry conditions), oats and barley short cycle and on slopes carried out sowing of dryland corn.

In the area of the aromatic, are seeded chives, parsley and coriander.

In the garden are planted chrysanthemums, grass and basil.

Transplanting onions to harvest in May / June and cabbages planted in December to harvest in June / July.

Treat the fruit trees: apple, pear and peach trees (especially for leprosy peach tree – Taphrina deformans).

World Facts about February

February 2nd is the Inventors’ day in Thailand
February 4 is World Cancer day
February 11th is National Foundation day in Japan
February 12 is the birthday of Abraham Lincoln (USA)
February 13 is the World Radio day
February 14 is Valentine’s Day
February 22 is the World Thinking day

The last week of February is celebrated as National Sun Party in Argentina.

The symbols are February Violet (Viola odorata) and primrose (Primula vulgaris).

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