What to Plant in February

February in Central Texas means comfortable temperatures in the 60s and some precipitation – perfect conditions to start planning out your spring garden and planting some fruits and vegetables that like to be planted in February!

· Artichokes (plant crowns, Feb 1-28)

· Asparagus (plant crowns, Feb 1-28)

· Beets (from seed, Feb 1-28)

· Carrots (from seed, Feb 1-28)

· Lettuce (from seed or transplant, Feb 1-28)

· Swiss Chard (from seed or transplant, Feb 1-28)

· Kohlrabi (from seed or transplant, Feb 1-28)

· Onion (from transplant, Feb 1-15)

· Potato (Feb 1-28)

· Radish (from seed, Feb 1-28)

· Strawberries (from transplant, Feb 1-28)

· Turnip (from seed, Feb 1-28)

You can also plant Brassicas (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale) in February from transplant, but they will be more susceptible to aphids and other pests once the warmer weather rolls in.

Good places to find seeds and transplants are The Natural Gardener, The Great Outdoors, or any other local, organic nursery. Call ahead to see if they have what you are looking for!

Finally, if you are interested in perfecting your Spring Vegetable Garden skills, be sure to check out one of the many class offerings held throughout the year.