February- Seeds to Start Indoors
I live in zone 5, so you’ll have to adjust the schedule accordingly. It’s approximately 12 weeks before our “last frost date” which is mid-May for my area. You can figure your last frost date by putting your zip code in here.
February seeds to start 12 weeks before last frost date:
- butterfly weed (asclepias)
- dianthus (sweet william)
- digitalis (fox glove)
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My favorite website for giving you planting dates is Johnny Seeds I highly recommend you check it out. Plug in your frost free date and it will give you indoor planting dates and set out dates for your area. Takes away all the guesswork and that’s my favorite kind of website! It’s certainly nice for your February seeds (and March, April and May too!) to see it in black and white! Part of gardening is planning, but it doesn’t have to take much thought when there are resources that make it easier.
I’m starting spinach, peas, butterfly weed, and petunia. It’s a little early for petunia, they’re normally March seeds I’m making them February seeds because I’m impatient, but they do well in containers so I’m going to risk it. I want to add more annuals to my flower beds this year and petunias are one of my favorites because they flower non-stop and are super easy to grow and very hard to kill.
What I know is that I have a lot of work ahead of me for my side yard as I’d like to turn most of it into beds and get rid of the thick layer of sod that’s there. I’ve tried to plant things on a small scale over there, but time and again, it dies. It’s hot, fully sunny all day, and the grass that grows there sucks every bit of moisture from the ground. Lots of work to rip it out, but if I start early in the spring it shouldn’t be too bad. Right?
What seeds are you starting early this year? Having any problems or is it going swell?