February in the garden – Gardener's calendar
If there is no more snow, and the temperature is high enough, that it allows you to carry out plant protection treatments in the orchard part of the garden, cuts and burns apple shoots affected by apple mildew, Cherry shoots infested with Monilia laxa, one-year-old shoots of plums, with a cyst. These activities are performed during the X-ray of the crowns of fruit trees. The winter nests of the hawthorn tuft and the shag moss are cut and burned, twigs with deposits of nephrotic eggs, scrapes off and burns the eggs of the gypsy moth. This is the last time for these treatments.
It cuts close to the ground and burns old and withered currant shoots, especially if wilting and drying shoots were noticeable during the growing season, poorly fruiting. This is one of the methods of fighting the currant pest – the sight of the currant tree. Gooseberry bushes are highlighted, cut and burned, affected by American mildew, tops of shoots.
Using a magnifying glass, we make an overview of the branches being cut in order to find out, whether pests hibernate on them, and depending on it, we set up a chemical fight against them, in particular, the need for winter spraying with Carboline DNK.
We prepare the layout of vegetable and flower crops, we calculate, how many seeds we need, mineral fertilizers, sheets, we buy the tools we need, plant protection products, etc.. Preparations for sowing some ornamental plants in boxes can already begin, e.g.. primroses.
Clove seeds can be sown in the boxes in the apartment, cornflowers, the lion's mouth, delphiniums, petunia and other ornamental plants.
The stored gladioli tubules should be inspected, removing those affected by diseases.
We sow vegetable seeds for a warm inspection: early cabbage, kalarepy, early cauliflower, taste, eggplants.