Regional Gardening Guide - Zone 3-4

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.

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1.) Planting a vegetable garden this season.

1. Grow your own food with a little bit of planning.

2.) Guarantee success with your first vegetable garden.

2. Start with easy to grow plants

  • Salad Greens
    Salad Greens
    With a mix of distinct, rich flavors and cold-hardy varieties, salad greens make perfect cool-season crops for your garden. Choose from our fast-growing lettuce, increasingly popular microgreens, appe
  • Scallions
    Browse our selection of high yield scallion seeds and other quality vegetable seeds available from Burpee seeds. Scallions, or green onions, are an essential ingredient in many gourmet dishes. Both the stalks and small bulbs are excellent either cooked or eaten raw in salads and dips. Scallion seeds in stock at Burpee.
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3.) Learn to start your own plants from seed.

3. Starting your own plants from seed is easy and rewarding.

4.) Start these seeds by the end of February.

4. Start long-maturing plants from seed by the end of February or the beginning of March.

  • Geraniums
    Depend on annual geraniums for big, vivid color in your beds and containers all summer long. Plant hardy geraniums for long-lasting beauty- as ground covers, front-of-the-border perennials and foliage
  • Impatiens
    Shade-loving impatiens seeds and plants perfect for any home garden. New Guinea, African and Single Flowered Impatiens for shade gardens at
  • Pansies
    Pansies make bright companion plants and are easy to grow in pots or your kitchen garden. Sow indoors before last frost and in midsummer.

5.) What do you need to be successful with seed-starting?

5. A few basic supplies are all you need to start seeds at home.

  • Grow Kits
    Grow Kits
    Choose below from our seed starting trays and kits. The best for starting seed indoors.
  • Grow Lights
    Grow Lights
    Start your entire outdoor garden indoors during those cold winter days. Grow lights provide the proper light for rapid and indoor growth.
  • Heat Mats
    Heat Mats
    Germinate your seeds and grow seedlings quickly with seedling heat mats.