February is a month when 2 gardening tasks need to get done. Use holidays to remember:
Lincoln’s Birthday – Plant potatoes. Go to the Successful Vegetable Gardening section / Cool Season Crops for information.
Valentine’s Day – Prune rose bushes. Go to the Plants section / Roses for information.
Spring will be here soon so now is a good time to also be planning your gardens. Read seed catalogs and be sure to select plants that will thrive in North Central Texas. Get your tools cleaned and sharpened during this month so you will be ready to hit the dirt when the weather warms up. Always be aware of our average last frost date of March 17. If you are new to gardening, a good to start is The Basics section of our ROCKMGA website.
Also, for answers to your gardening questions, Master Gardeners are now available on Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office. Stop by 915 Whitmore Dr., Suite B and a Rockwall County Master Gardener will be on hand to research questions and provide gardening information. If you can not come by in person, call 972-204-7660 or email email@example.com and a Master Gardener will respond to you in a timely manner. If the volunteers can not answer your questions on the spot, they will continue to research or will consult with a specialist that has expertise in the subject matter.
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