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Your Regional Garden News - Zone 6

February 1 to February 28

 

Discover what you should be doing right now.  Our experts share gardening advice, techniques, news, and ideas to make your garden the best ever.  

Here's what's happening in your gardening region:

  •  February is the start of the growin season for cool weather crops but the main event is seeds! Ordering seeds and supplies in February will ensure the best selection.

     

    Growing from Seed

    February is the start of getting ready to grow from seed season. Seed selection, ordering new seed, clearing out old seed and making sure we have everything ready to get new seeds started. It is still too cold outside to do much, so take a minute to refresh your seed starting skills with our great articles and videos:

     

     

    Order NEW Varieties soon

    The new varieties that we introduce fly out of our warehouse quickly. Don’t wait until the last minute to order these or other popular items.

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  • Heirloom Seeds

    Heirloom seeds are older varieties that were often dropped from catalogues in favor of new varieties. In vegetables these heirlooms have unique tastes and look, and in flowers they have that lovely old fashioned cottage look. If this is your style we have lots for you to choose from:

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    Cold Season Planting

    Some vegetables and flowers do not need to wait until the soil is warm before you plant them. And some hardy annuals actually enjoy the cold temperatures. Find out about which plants prefer to grow before the heat of summer starts:

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    The Seed Starting Begins

    Before the rush of March, get the seed starting supplies in now! Pots, replacement growing pellets and growing mixes will all be needed very soon.

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Gardening Tip of the Day

  • While old man winter is still hanging on and it will be some time before many of us see the first blooms from those seedlings on our windowsills, now is the time to plan your garden if you love dried flowers. Here is a list of annuals and perennials perfect for creating bouquets of everlasting blooms.

    Artemesia, gloriosa daisy, dahlias, hellebores, hollyhock, marigolds, shasta daisy, snapdragons sunflowers, and zinnias to name just a few of the many spectacular plants that are excellent for drying. Plan now, order your seeds nnow to enjoy sensational blooms that will last all year long!