Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Cyprus Gardener jobs for February 2012

The temperature in February can range from around 5c to 16c and rainfall averages around 10 days during the month. Frosts can occur at anytime during the month but there are lots of jobs to get on with which will keep you warm during the month. If we run out of jobs we go for long walks and collect wood for our wood burning stove or chop wood already collected.


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

Sweetcorn and tomatoes can be started in a propagator, along with flax (linseed), sage and chrysantheums.

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

Start chitting potatoes for planting in March

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

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