Trap Grounds Allotment Association

Gardening Calendar

February

  • Start sowing cabbage, lettuce, peas and cauliflower in a heated greenhouse
  • Plant new rhubarb crowns just below the surface
  • You can start sowing parsnip seed, but it may be too cold to germinate
  • Plant broad beans in pots for an early crop
  • Check your stored potatoes from last year; rub off any sprouts appearing
  • Tie in new blackberry shoots as they appear and before they get too long
  • Start successional sowing of summer spinach
  • Start successional sowing of radishes
  • You can start sowing your onion sets now if the ground is not too hard or wet
  • Sow your first peas in pots in the cold frame or under fleece direct into the ground
  • Cover your strawberry patch with fleece or a cloche to warm up the ground
  • Prune blackcurrant bushes
Picture from allotment library
Teatime@theZinneas.jpg by Robin Nicholas