Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Cyprus Gardener jobs for February 2012
A good month to split any well established perennial plants to transplant or to take root cutting for propagation.
Plant out Jerusalem Artichokes at 15cm deep and 40cm apart.
Provide support for developing sweet peas, either sticks or netting.
Sow peppers in a propagator and start shooting sweet potatoes
Spinach can be sown in your vegetable bed.
Sow aniseed, chamomile, chicory, chives in your herb patch
Sow directly marigolds and nasturniums
Egg plants, marrow, squashes and pumpkin can be started in a propagator mid-month
Sow directly into a prepared vegetable bed - spring onions,beetroot, salad leaves and radish
Sow oregano, basil and tumeric in a propagator. Plant out comfrey offsets
Plant out lettuce started in propagator in January and sow more in a propagator
Prune olives at any time during the month
Happy gardening - remember it's safer to grow your own. For further advice go to cyprusgardener.co.uk or http://cyprusgardener.blogspot.com