Vegetable plantings in February

The following table shows vegetables I plant with confidence in a cool climate such as Northern Tasmania. Victoria may be up to 3 weeks earlier than this. January has days which range from19-30+ degrees C. The nights are usually warm with temperatures around 17 degrees C. Refer to the specific note links to each of the vegetables mentioned for a detailed guide as to care and attention for each.

February is usually the hottest month in Tasmania. Maincrop tomatoes start to ripen from early February with the warmer nights.

Water is essential for the proper development of fruit.

Cabbage White Butterflies are a pest at this time of the year. They will lay eggs on any of the Brassica family and need to be controlled with Dipel, applied preferably with a wetting agent & miticide such as Eco-oil every 7-10 days.

 

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4

Harvesting: Radish, Lettuce, Leeks,Silver Beet, Salad Onions,Bush Beans, Climbing Beans, Carrots, Beetroot, Wong Bok, Celery, Cucumber, Zucchini, Squash, Tomatoes, Sweet Corn

Fruit: Satsuma Plum, Greengage, Pears, Matsu Apple

 

 

This page was last updated on 12/02/2010