Gardening Photos From Our Garden – February 2023

February tends to be cold, but we have sunny days with mild temperatures followed by frost, snow, and freezing temperatures. It is a time of year to be patient over here.

We have started some tomato and peppers plants indoors. Not like last year when I started too many plants too early. Caring for medium-sized tomato plants indoors is tricky when the outdoor temperature keeps fluctuating.

Indoor gardening activities included starting chervil, oregano, coriander (cilantro), and basil varieties.

We also planted horseradish, ginger, and turmeric plants. Horseradish is planted in a container placed indoors for now, whereas ginger and turmeric rhizomes are first sprouted indoors.

Happy gardening!

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Gardening photos February 2023

Gardening photo of the week: 27 February – 5 March 2023

Garlic plants sprouting despite snow, frost and frozen ground.
Garlic is a true survivor and will grow despite the snow, frost, and frozen ground.
Lettuce in Ebb and Flow hydroponic bed
Read our DIY guides to hydroponics and grow herbs and leafy greens year-round.
Plant your seeds at the correct planting depth.
Seeds have different needs – learn how to know the correct planting depth
Get a jump start on the growing season by starting corn salad indoors
Starting corn salad indoors to harvest leafy greens in early spring.

Gardening photo of the week: 20 February – 26 February 2023

Selecting ginger and turmeric rhizomes to sprout for planting later this spring.
Selecting ginger and turmeric rhizomes (roots) to sprout for planting this spring.
Time to plant your horseradish roots in pots or containers
Do plant horseradish, but first, read why you should grow horseradish in a pot.
Starting fennel from seed indoors to get a jump start on the growing season.
I am starting fennel seeds indoors to get a jump start on the growing season.
Strong, compact cherry tomato seedlings
A few trays of cherry tomato plants started this year, with more to come.

Gardening photo of the week: 13 February – 19 February 2023

Winter sown spinach seedling growing strong outdoors
A testament to winter sowing – a spinach seedling surviving frost and snow.
Start tomato plants too early and you will care for large plants indoors - often longer than you really want.
Start tomato plants too early, and you will care for plants indoors longer than you may want.
Stagger your planting of coriander / cilantro for continuous supply
Start a few coriander seeds every week for a continuous supply of coriander/cilantro.
Dense growing Thai basil seedling ready for a larger pot
Seed-started Thai basil seedlings in need of a bigger pot to grow strong.

Gardening photo of the week: 6 February – 12 February 2023

Oregano seedlings to replace one of my old plants in the garden
Oregano plants do over-winter in zone 7, but I plant fresh plants every couple of years
Basil cuttings in water are a great way to grow more basil plants
Place basil cuttings in water to grow more basil plants year-round (with grow lights in winter).
Growing chervil from seed indoors
Why not grow chervil this year? Also known as French parsley and so useful in the kitchen.
Cayenned pepper seedling or young plant growing strong
Peppers take a long time to mature. Here is a strong-looking Cayenne pepper plant.