Fire Mountain Garden Exchange


February Plantings by Editor
February 3, 2011, 8:18 pm
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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”.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the mulch and humic products available at the recycling center on Oceanside Blvd. If you have a truck (or a friend with one) you can get great deals on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.

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