It goes without saying that many of us are searching for the small things to boost our mood right now and lift our spirits. Peering through your sparkly clean windows and looking out onto blossoming plants and vegetables can do just that. Being outside amongst nature is a natural love for any window cleaner. You can be sure that we’ll turn up in most weather conditions throughout the majority of the year.
Although for many it’s not quite the weather to be sitting outside and making the most of our gardens. Ours also currently look bare and abandoned, thank you UK climate! Lol. Now is actually a great time to start getting your plants prepared for the sunnier days to come. Whilst wishfully awaiting spring/summer, here a few ideas on what to sow in February. A distant memory right now, catching some rays in the garden is just around the corner we promise!
The best way to start your seeds indoors is to use a propagator. You can pick one up fairly cheap on Amazon or make your own using a spare plastic container. You don’t need anything fancy, just a clear plastic tray with a lid and a windowsill that captures the daylight. That’s enough for your seeds to germinate and nurture them until they’re blooming.
So, what’s on our list for planting in February..
Apparently an easy plant to grow, we thought we’d give it a go. With a fragrant sweet smell they’ll make a lovely addition to your favourite vase once grown. You can find them in an array of colours and transfer them to your garden from late May. We’re looking forward to having these in our home office, we’ll be sure to capture a picture on our social.
We’re sure you’ve heard the news by now! Tomatoes are indeed a fruit and not a vegetable! A ripened flower and versatile ingredient for delicious meals. It was a proud moment when we grew our very first tomato plant last year. Surprised at how easy it was and how many of the seeds actually took, they made great presents. Yep, we also jumped on the ‘homemade gifts for friends and family’ bandwagon during the summer lockdown.
Considered a ‘superfood’, we’re told it’s full of fiber, vitamin A and antioxidants. We love adding Kale to our morning green smoothie recipes. It definitely helps to ease our conscience for the cheeky biscuits we had the night before. Curly Kale is the most common type of Kale and the one we like best just for the cute name.
A great option if you don’t have a garden and want to boost your mood with a houseplant instead. Be sure to give it your sunniest windowsill spot as it needs to soak up those daily light rays for at least 4-6 hours. If you do have a garden, these can be re-potted outside come May.
Happy planting from Team Tidal. As always, if you have any questions about our blog post or the services we provide, feel free to reach out.
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