We are inching closer and closer to spring!
It’s not spring yet but I swear we can already smell it. February is another month of maintenance and preparation to help ensure a successful growing season. We are gearing up at the nursery with new shipments of gardening tools, seeds, water plants, and more! We’re also bringing on new team members to help better serve the Utah gardening community come March and April.
If you think you, or someone you know, would make a great fit here at the garden center, make sure to send in an application.
Here are some of our top monthly tips for February but definitely check out even more seasonal planting tips & tricks.
The end of February is the time of the year to prune your shade trees because they are dormant and less susceptible to bugs and disease. You can also prune apple and pear trees. When you prune, you will cut off broken or dead branches and trim the top branches. Make sure that your cuts are angled and clean. Pruning your trees encourages new growth so your tree can provide even more shade in the summer month.
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There are a few things to keep an eye on in February when it comes to your pond. Make sure to check the heaters and aerators often to make sure that they are working properly. Ponds also must have a hole in the ice to release noxious gasses that form from decomposing matter in the pond. Pond owners will also want to check for ice dams. Ensure they are not forming on waterfalls or streams that might divert water level over the liner.
Related Viewing: In this video, Glover Nursery's water garden manager, Shane, gives you a quick checklist to go through when preparing your pond for winter. Watch here
New seeds are rolling into the garden nursery all the time! Now is the time to look through plant catalogs for plants and ideas you may want to incorporate like companion plantings into your garden beds. Order / come pick out your seeds or plugs now to get them started early indoors and for the best selection.
Growing plants from seeds is an exciting and fulfilling undertaking. If you haven’t done it before, Glover Nursery is here to help. Utah gardeners now’s the time to start your seeds inside (also known as seeding indoors). We’ve got you covered with all the tips and tricks (& seeds!).
You may also check out our seasonal tip videos here.
We are available for all of your gardening questions - that’s what we do! Come down and visit us at the garden center, give us a call, or reach out on social media.
Even though winter months have just barely begun, it’s time to start thinking about spring! Growing plants from seeds is an exciting and fulfilling undertaking. Utah gardeners; now’s the time to start your seeds inside (also known as seeding indoors). If you haven’t done it before, Glover Nursery is here to help. We’ve got you covered with all the tips and tricks (& seeds!).
One of the many benefits when growing from seed is that you have more options than you do when you transplant from starts. If you’re looking to grow a lot of vegetables, it’s typically cheaper too. You can start all sorts of seeds indoors, including: broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, lettuce, and tomatoes (to name a few favorites here at the nursery). As for vegetable gardening, seeds that have a slower root development, like cauliflower, eggplant, and peppers, also benefit from being started indoors. But it doesn’t have to stop at vegetables! We have a HUGE selection of seeds for your garden. Visit our Utah garden center to see the entire range of hundreds of choices.
You may also check out: How to Plant Seeds for a Home Herb Garden
You can refer to this planting calendar for the ideal planting time for your seeds.
Other useful links: Seasonal Tips: Seeding for spring
Keep your pots moist and warm, and be sure to check them regularly. Once you start to see sprouts, move the containers to a light source like a window or indoor grow lights, if you have them. If you place them by a window,, rotate them regularly so the plants are getting equal amounts of light. Monitor the moisture level so they aren't soaking wet, but don't dry out entirely, either.
Signs of Overwatering: Yellow wilting leaves, mold or mildew, stunted growth.
Signs of Underwatering: Soil pulling away from the container, brown drying leaves.
With a little bit of TLC, you’ll have healthy sprouts in no time, and come spring you can plant them in their more permanent home: your garden! If you ever have any questions about growing seeds or any other gardening matter, reach out on social media, give us a call, or even better come and see us at our nursery and garden center in West Jordan, Utah.
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