ALMOST TIME TO PLANT SOME SEEDS!
It’s still chilly here on Pacific North West Coast (Vancouver BC, Canada), but as per WEST COAST SEEDS Planting Chart for February, some plants could still be planted in the ground next month. I’ll start with the seeds I have left from the last year:
PAC CHOI (I’ll cover them, or uncovered from March)
RADISH (I’ll cover them, or uncovered from March)
PEAS (should go in the ground mid February)
ASPARAGUS (indoors) – I’ll probably go with the plants instead seeds
FENNEL (indoors mid February)
PAC CHOI – Sow 3-4 seeds 5m-1cm (¼-½”) deep in each spot you want a plant to grow. In Square Foot Gardening 4 plants within 1 square foot will do. Sowing short rows every 2-3 weeks allows for a fairly constant harvest time. 1 cup of complete organic fertilizer will provide sufficient nutrition to 3m (10′) of row. Protect plants from flea beetles and cabbage moths with lightweight row cover.
RADISHES – Sow seeds 5mm (¼”) deep, 25 seeds per 30cm (12″) in rows spaced 30-45cm (12-18″) apart. In SFG plant 16 plants within 1SF. Grow best in rich, loamy soil amended with composted manure. add 1 cup of complete organic fertilizer for every 3m (10′) of row for background fertility. Lime beds the previous fall. For root maggots and flea beetles use a floating row cover. COMPANIONS are beans, beets, celeriac, chervil, cucumber, lettuce, mint, parsnip, peas, spinach, squash, and tomatoes. Avoid planting near agastache or potatoes.
PEAS – Sow seeds 2cm (1″) deep. After April 15th, sow seed 5cm (2″) deep. Space seeds 2-7cm (1-3″) apart in the row. 9 plants per 1SF in SFG. Add 2 cups of rock phosphate or bonemeal for 3m (10′) of row. COMPANIONS for beans, carrots, celery, corn, cucumber, eggplant, parsley, peppers. potatoes, radish, spinach, strawberries and turnips. Avoid planting peas near onions.
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