February is the shortest month of the year for which gardeners need to do a lot. Plants feel the approach of spring and require special care. In addition, at the end of winter, the sowing of many ornamental plants begins.
During this period, it is important to adhere to the recommendations of the Lunar calendar, pay attention to favorable and unfavorable numbers for sowing and planting. Source: ru.wallpaper.mob.org
Work of flower growers in February
Indoor flowers are the first to awaken. This can be understood by the new leaves appearing at the ends of the stems. However, fertilizing and transplanting is advisable only in the last days of the month or even in March.
In early and mid-February, it is recommended to provide fresh air for plants by ventilating the room. And also sometimes water, so that they do not dry out.
This does not apply to specimens that bloom in the winter (hippeastrum, cyclamen, etc.). They need to be fed periodically, watered as the top layer of the earth dries. This is necessary so that they do not weaken from flowering, are able to accumulate nutrients in tubers and bulbs.
In early February, from a dark place they are transferred to the light and planted in a new soil mixture of gloxinia tubers and begonias. In the early days they depart from the winter rest of the senpolia. They can be dived to a new place (provided that they grew on a light windowsill).
Those instances of violets that were on the northern, western and eastern windows, it is recommended to transplant at the end of the month. Saintpaulia violet
Of course, the soil mixture for senpolia can be purchased in flower. However, it is better to cook it yourself by adding additional components to the storehouse primer. Such land is ideal for indoor violets, provides good growth and abundant flowering. The soil mixture is prepared from purchased substrate, leaf or garden soil, perlite and vermiculite, mixed in a ratio of 3: 2: 1: 1. It is recommended to add a mineral mixture, for example, АВУУ 10 ml per 10 l of soil mixture. It contains phosphorus and calcium, while there is no nitrogen, an excessive amount of which affects the flowering of senpolia. Pelargonium. Source: elitbuk.ru
In order to plant pelargonium in open ground in May, it is rooted in February. Better take root cuttings with 2-3 internodes. Slice to produce 1 ml below the node. After this, keep the cuttings in fresh air for drying and plant them in a mixture of peat and sand (add in equal amounts). The first 3-4 days, shoots should be watered and sprayed. Rooting should occur at a temperature of + 18 ... +20 ° C. When the roots appear, transplant the cuttings into a soil mixture of leaf and sod land, peat and sand, added in equal proportions. So that the bushes have an attractive, decorative look, pinch the growth point. Snapdragon
If it is possible to extend daylight hours, it is recommended to sow annual plants. Thanks to this petunia, lobelia, snapdragon can be planted in the garden in late April or early May. Lobelia
They will give a magnificent and colorful flowering.
Florist's lunar calendar for February 2020
Consider what dates and what kind of work can be done in February to flower growers.
- + high fertility (fertile signs);
- +- medium fertility (neutral signs);
- - poor fertility (infertility).
◐ The Growing Moon is the best time to work with flowers. ♉ Taurus - one of the most fertile signs +.
Works: Sowing perennials with a long growing season.
It is recommended to monitor the roots of plants, any injuries heal for a long time.
◐ The growing moon. ♊ twins -.
Works: Planting of ampelous and climbing varieties. Petunia
It is undesirable to make a transplant.
◐ Growing Moon in ♋ Cancer +.
Works: Planting annual specimens.
Do not spray with chemicals.Petunia seeds
♌ Leo -.
08.02 ◐ The growing moon.
Work: You can make cultivation and other preparatory work for planting flowers.
Any contact with plants is undesirable.
09.02 ○ Full moon - a time when it is not worth sowing and planting anything.
Works: You can start buying seeds.
To carry out any manipulations with colors is not recommended.
◑ Waning moon. ♍ Virgo +-.
We plant annuals.
February 11 is good for early flowering to get for germination the roots of Aronnik, callas, Cannes, chrysanthemums, dahlia tubers.
◑ Waning moon. ♎ Scales +-.
Works: Sowing and planting of annual, tuberous, bulbous flowers, rooting of cuttings.
◑ Waning moon. ♏ Scorpio + (most productive sign).
Works: Sowing and planting of all kinds of decorative flowering plants.
You can not trim and divide tubers, roots.
◑ Waning moon. ♐ Sagittarius +-.
Works: Planting ampelous and curly flowers, rooting.
Watering and cutting are not recommended.
◑ Waning moon. ♑ Capricorn +-.
Works: Planting tuberous ornamental plants and perennials.
It is undesirable to carry out manipulations with the roots.
◑ Waning moon. ♒ Aquarius -.
Works: Loosening, insect and pest control, weeding.
You can not plant, transplant, fertilize, water.
♓ fish +.
23.02 ● The new moon.
Works: If the snow layer is thin, remove the shelter from daffodils, hyacinths, lilies.
It is forbidden to perform any manipulations, as all plants these days are very vulnerable.
24.02 ◐ The growing moon.
Works: A wonderful day for sowing seeds of annual and perennial flowers.
It is not recommended to prune, kill pests and fight diseases.
◐ The growing moon. ♈ Aries +-.
Works: Loosening, processing from insects and diseases.
It is impossible to do circumcision and formation, transplanting, rooting, pinching, moisten the soil and make nutrient mixtures.
◐ The growing moon. ♉ Taurus +.
Work: Sowing perennial specimens.
Do not carry out work during which the root system can be injured.
Suitable and unsuitable days for planting flowers
|Variety of colors||Auspicious days||Bad days|
|Biennial and perennial copies||4-7, 10-15, 25||9, 22, 23|
|Annuals||1-3, 14-15, 19-20, 25, 28-29|
|Bulb and tuber plants||12-15, 19-20|
The table shows the numbers at which it is possible and impossible to sow, plant decorative plants.
Following these recommendations, it is possible to achieve lush and abundant flowering of ornamental plants. They will delight with their attractive appearance for a long time, will become less susceptible to diseases and pests.