Fire Mountain Garden Exchange


February Recommended Plantings by thewhistlingcat
February 16, 2010, 3:52 am
Filed under: Flowers, Fruits, Perinnials, Vegetables

February recommended plantings.  These are taken from the “Reliable Seeds” pamphlet of 1994 by Charles B. Ledgerwood.  This month he recommended the following vegetables: (capital letters indicate the most favored)

ASPARAGUS, beans, BEETS, BROCOLLI, BRUSSEL SPROUTS, CABBAGE, CARROTS,CHIVES, COLLARDS, KALE, KOHL RABI, LETTUCE, MUSTARD, ONIONS, PARSELY, PARSNIP, PEAS, POTATOES, RADISH, RUTABAGA, MARROW SQUASH, SWISS CHARD and TURNIP.

For the flowers, Mr. Ledgerwood recommends:

Acrolinum, Alyssum, Aquilegis, Armeria, Asparagus fern, Baasil, Bells, of Ireland, Calendula, Candytuft, Centauria, Clarkia, Cobea, Coreopsis, Cosmos, Cynoglosum, Dahlia, Daisies, Delphiniums,Dianthus, escholtzia, Foxglove, Didicus, Dusty Miller, Fountain Grass, Gaillardia, Gazania, Gloriosa Daisy, Geranium, Godetia, Gysophila, Hollyhock, Hunnemania, Impatiens, Larkspur, Linaria, Linum, Lobelia, Lupin, Myosotis, Nasturtium, Nemisia, Nemophila, Phlox, Petunia,, Platycodon, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Scabiosa, Statice, Schizanthus, Sweet Peas, Sweet William, Thumburgia, Torenia, Verbena, Viola, Vinca, Vendium, Virginia Stock, Wallflower and Wildflowers.

Flower descriptions and preferences can be found in Sunset’s “Western Gardens”.

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