Garden design

What plants and vegetables are normally planted in February?

Garden design requires you to understand when best to plant

M O Sullivan Garden and Trees services, Dublin-based,  are frequently called upon for garden design. This includes both flower gardens and vegetable gardens. For this, a knowledge of when is the best time to plant is very important. We have put together a list of plants that are best planted in February and hope you find this useful.

garden design

The plants you can sow in February of course depend on your specific climate zone and conditions. In general, February marks the beginning of the planting season for many regions in the Northern Hemisphere as winter starts to wane and temperatures begin to rise. However, in colder climates further North, it may still be too early to sow seeds directly outdoors, and starting seeds indoors or in a greenhouse might be more suitable.

Here are some plants that you can consider sowing in February, depending on your location and local climate:

Cool-Season Vegetables:

Many cool-season vegetables can be started indoors or sown directly outdoors in February. These include:

  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Radishes
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage

Certain herbs can also be started in February, either indoors or in a greenhouse. These include:

  • Parsley
  • Cilantro
  • Chives
  • Dill
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Sage

Some flowers can be started indoors in February for transplanting outdoors later in the spring. These include:

  • Pansies
  • Snapdragons
  • Petunias
  • Violas
  • Calendula
  • Sweet peas

Some perennial flowers and herbs can be started from seeds indoors in February, although they may take longer to establish. These include:

  • Lavender
  • Echinacea
  • Rudbeckia
  • Coneflowers

Before sowing any seeds, it’s important to consider your local climate and frost dates. Some areas may still experience frost well into February, so starting seeds indoors or providing protection for outdoor sowings may be necessary. Additionally, be sure to check seed packets or local gardening resources for specific planting guidelines and recommendations for your area.

For advice or a quote on how to plan your garden contact us here

or if you would like to leave us a Google review click here