February To-Do List for Zone 10
- Celebrate winter's end by filling window boxes and planters with cold-hardy snapdragons and stocks (Matthiola incana).
- Plant seeds of corn and cucumbers in the garden, but be prepared to protect them from a surprise frost.
- Set out transplants of hot peppers; be prepared to protect them from frost and, as the weather warms, from intense sunlight.
- Plant fast-growing varieties of beets, carrots, and radishes so you can harvest a crop before the real heat sets in.
- Also start southern favorites, such as okra, southern peas, and sweet potatoes.
- Lubber grasshoppers hatch this month: Spread Semaspore around the perimeter of your property and on their favorite foods—amaryllis (Hippeastrum spp.), tuberoses (Polianthes tuberosa), rain lilies (Zephyranthes spp.), and crinum lilies (Crinum spp.).
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