Planting Outside in February & Free Spring Planting Calendar!

Planting Outside in February & Free Spring Planting Calendar!

It may be the middle of winter, but it’s time to start planting cool weather spring crops under cover!

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To use the free spring planting calendar:
1) click on this link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Atd6d9NeJBIoTCkEet4y_wiO6K2U7fttQDoKji3QEsA/edit?usp=sharing
2) make your own copy of the calendar by selecting “File/Make a Copy” or “File/Download as Excel”
3) Select the worksheet that applies to you (No Cover, Single Cover, or Double Cover)
4) Enter your average last frost date in the last frost date field

Highlights:
0:14 How we determine when to plant under cover
0:43 Planting carrots in February
3:15 Transplanting kale, collards, and lettuce in February
5:21 Planting carrots in February (Short n Sweet)
7:36 Planting New York Onions and Musslburgh Leeks in February
7:55 My potting mix

Oscar Cameos:
0:09 0:33 4:39

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48 Comments

  1. Robert Kirby on March 14, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Hey Patrick!

    You mention you used cardboard sheeting under the garden pathways and the raised beds to get things started! Has this proven to be effective for weed control?

  2. Roger Carroll on March 14, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    very helpful. much appreciated.

  3. gw W on March 14, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Love your videos.. u have this stuff down!! You are so efficient!!! Total machine gardener!!. Im in 6b and am blown away with what u grow!!

  4. Cheryl Coder on March 14, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Thanks Patrick! Question: I ordered and have wine cap mushroom spoors. When and how and where is it best to start them? Is old bark a good medium? How wet? Thanks to you my garden this last winter is/ was the best ever!

  5. Titus Sit on March 14, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    A video I would like to see is how you made the steep angled cold frames in your hoop house.
    I tried to find a video on how you made them but could not find it. LOVE your channel and learning
    a lot. Thanks for the great content.

  6. Sarah Brown on March 14, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Vegetables for people to plan on the patio

  7. Dustin Haning on March 14, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Hi Patrick. Have you done any videos on onions? Like regular storage type of onions. Would love to see a video on that, I’m trying them for the first time this year (shallots as well).

  8. Ingrid Veilleux on March 14, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Also, I have another question for you. What kind of plastic do you use for your greenhouses/tunnels and where do you buy it from?

  9. Delta888ful on March 14, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Is this calendar good for folks who live in zone 6?

  10. Dana A on March 14, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Hi Patrick Do you grow broccoli,cauliflower, or cabbage at all? They aren’t something I hear you talk about. Cheers.

  11. Robert Kirby on March 14, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Greetings again, hope I am not being a pest. We bought our new property late last spring and so I am very much starting from scratch but it is a wonderful opportunity to put in a garden right. So I may have lots of questions!!

  12. Richard House on March 14, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Please repeat the seed starting mix

  13. David Pruitt on March 14, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Is kale alright to be eaten raw? This will be my first year trying to grow it.

  14. Amber Reid on March 14, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Hi at OYR! I want to thank you for all your videos and information. I am new to youtube, and just recently found your channel and am loving it! I have tried a garden in the past and never made it to harvest (I gave up). Wanting to start again. I am in zone 5a also– here in Indiana. I have a great wide open, sunny back yard–unfortunately it is ‘outback.’
    I tend to have an all or nothing mentality at times–lol, most times. I am trying to remember to start slow. I have watched most all of your videos this week and feel slightly overwhelmed, ahh, all that great information and research that you have done and compiled for us–I want to try it all out!

    I would love to see a playlist for beginners, starting slow, planting reasonably. Right now I am currently trying to take a step back and organize my brain, re-watching a lot of videos–this time taking notes, and sift through all the information and pick out what I can actually work on. This is hard for me. I want to take it all and run with it–I don’t even have a compost pile yet, nor a garden (though I did just tarp down the grass ‘outback’ yesterday. I will be getting soil tests tomorrow to send out so I know what I am working with to start out. I have started a few seeds indoors–my onions failed but my pumpkin (started waaaayyy to early) are thriving like crazy!!!
    Once again, Thank you so much. P.S. My children, husband and myself love Oscar’s antics!

  15. Lee tullberg on March 14, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    How old are the lettuce transplants when you plant them outdoors?

  16. Lee tullberg on March 14, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    In the spring planting calendar, where it says sow outside, does that also mean transplant outside? For lettuce it says sow outdoors under double cover on 02/16. Could I transplant lettuce outdoors on that day?

  17. Ingrid Veilleux on March 14, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Hi Patrick, As always, awesome videos. My goal this year is to produce most of the produce our family eats especially during the half a year of our best growing months! I am wondering about food storage for the winter: potatoes, spaghetti squash and acorn squash in particular. Is there a trick to making them last longer? Thanks! Zone 8 / Vancouver, BC

  18. Brenton Daviau on March 14, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Hi Patrick, great videos as always! One question as I have been setting up my own garden area here in Colorado. Given that kale is a common crop you grow, how do you handle preventative measures for diseases such as Clubroot. We are blessed in Colorado with high alkaline soil that I heard helps prevent Clubroot spores from multiplying quickly but do other measures such as polyculture help with this? Or perhaps certain composting? Or in your experience does it always require a crop rotation, like all the articles I have read mention? Thank you for any advice! -Brent

  19. Rachel Jamison on March 14, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    I’d love detailed info!

  20. Sherry Stacy, RN on March 14, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    I would like to see how to do all the cruciferous vegetables. My disorder requires I consume a large quantity eaten raw daily. That is more than I can afford on a fixed income. Thank-you.

  21. Randi Tolme on March 14, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    I would love some how-to for beginners videos! I learn so much from your channel. I’d love to know more about tomatoes and summer and winter squash.

  22. Susie Keeton on March 14, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Love your scientific + common sense approach to gardening. I’m in zone 6-6b. I want to grow celery, but have never tried it and have never seen anyone (in person) grow it here. Is celery hard to grow? Would love to see a video including it.

  23. Aja Wukusick on March 14, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    I would love how to videos. I love your videos

  24. Ray of Light on March 14, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Ha ha there you are with the sun and your one jacket and here in the UK we are buried under snow, with freezing winds and my poor chickens won’t come out its so cold.

  25. inchawaydotcom on March 14, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    yes I would love to see some beginner gardener videos – of anything, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, all veg really ! This is only my second year gardening, and last year I had to endure an infestation of those stupid fungus gnats – but this year my seed starter is coco coir and vermiculite and I will add vermicompost after the first set of true leaves show — I started my tomatoes of various kinds on 02/21/18 and will be following the Praxxis pruning method to buy time till after our frost date ! Love Your Channel btw – so very well thought out – and I live in zone 5 also and am thinking of doing cold frames to start this fall and may eventually add hoops ets also ! Thanks again ! 🙂

  26. Kelly D on March 14, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Your videos are the best! I have learned so much and greatly appreciate all of the time you have put into them. If you could do a video on Bok Choy, I would appreciate that. I always struggle with them bolting!

  27. Leana Guerin on March 14, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    I’d love to watch a beginners series! While not a true beginner, I’m new to a midwest zone 6 area and in the process of planning our dream garden with the ultimate goal of self sustaining our family with our garden. I’ve loved watching so many of your videos and learned a lot! I’m sure I’d pick up pearls of wisdom from your beginners series and would love to share with family and friends. I’d be especially interested in growing tomatoes for a high yield to be able to can a bunch. I’d also love to hear more what you do during the summer in drought years. Thanks so much!

  28. VeganMarcella andMore on March 14, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Ok, I miss your hat, it made you look laid-back

  29. Senthil Prabu on March 14, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Thanks for sharing the spring calendar, but i missed most of the date this year. If you have similar for summer planting calendar, please share to us, so that we wont miss anything for this year

  30. JanelleReneArts on March 14, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    I would love the detailed how to series! I’ve always wanted someone to make a video like "a year in the life of X plant" where you follow the plant growth from seed to harvest. It is really helpful just to get familiar with the plant and how it grows before starting. That makes it easier to plan the garden layout. Thanks for the great videos!

  31. Jace Wolfe on March 14, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    I’d love to see a beginner series! I’d also really like to know more about growing sunchokes, if you haven’t already covered that in a previous video!!

  32. Mikayla Lovejoy on March 14, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    I would love to see a tutorial on kale! I am a beginner and I just started it in seed trays and it is so happy with the weather we have been having it grew about an inch and a half in a week! I don’t know if this is too hast or not though. The brassicas I started in the seed tray are making out like bandits in general.

  33. Robert Kirby on March 14, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Greetings from Middle Sackville, NS! My new property has copious amounts of leaves and various degrees of decaying branches from all the trees. I am putting together a vegetable and fruit garden and would love to incorporate the leaves and branches (as wood chips). Should I wait for the leaf mold to develop or just incorporate such into my raised beds now? Love your easy to understand videos and for sure Oscar (lost my 20 year old cat a few years ago and still miss her silly antics! Take Care!,

  34. Saint Max Media on March 14, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Would you recommend using treated wood for raised beds?
    TXS. Eva

  35. Rebeckah Bullock on March 14, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Detailed how-to’s for beginners would be great!

  36. Robert Kirby on March 14, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Thanks for your prompt response to my question. Living on the coast I would appreciate your comments/instructions on the use of seaweed in the garden.

  37. Jessica Jansson on March 14, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Hi! Jessica in Sweden here. Our last frost is last of may where I live a bit south from Stockholm, so I could push your schedule a month forward I guess. Thanks for sharing the minus three weeks per layer equation and your planting schedule with us. I am just supriced that you wait until April with your spinach. We choose seeds from spinach, lettuce, arugula and radishes to sow now and put snow on the soil. Then when warmer days comes the snow melts and water the soil and the sun warms it up to sprout. Last year more and more people in sweden tried this "cold sowing" and had fresh green baby leaves in april before most people have started to sow anything. So cool! A swedish blogpost with english texts about this can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUxQQulfZ8M

  38. Summalover1 on March 14, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Please, please do the series for beginners. I love watching your videos but I have nowhere near your experience and have never considered building hoop houses (we’re renting, but we now have a yard so I’m going from container gardening to raised bed gardening and could use all the help I can get). Thanks!

  39. girl d boro on March 14, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Awesome video! I am a huge fan and am just so amazed at your accomplishments. I’d like to see videos with a theme something like: Never Go Into A Grocery Store Again – so growing breakfast foods, lunch foods and dinner foods with monthly calendars and menus/recipes. Also, maybe some videos on preserving your harvests.

  40. tvtimemomx2 on March 14, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    I would love to see you grow luffa. I think my biggest challenge would be space.

  41. Gina T on March 14, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Hi. I noticed And you have red veined and French sorrel. I have the French, is the red veined a different taste or cold tolerance? Thanks again for all your work!

  42. OYR Frugal & Sustainable Organic Gardening on March 14, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    To use the free spring planting calendar:
    1) click on this link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Atd6d9NeJBIoTCkEet4y_wiO6K2U7fttQDoKji3QEsA/edit?usp=sharing
    2) make your own copy of the calendar by selecting "File/Make a Copy" or "File/Download as Excel"
    3) Select the worksheet that applies to you (No Cover, Single Cover, or Double Cover)
    4) Enter your average last frost date in the last frost date field

    Highlights:
    0:14 How we determine when to plant under cover
    0:43 Planting carrots in February
    3:15 Transplanting kale, collards, and lettuce in February
    5:21 Planting carrots in February (Short n Sweet)
    7:36 Planting New York Onions and Musslburgh Leeks in February
    7:55 My potting mix

    Oscar Cameos:
    0:09 0:33 4:39

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  43. John Wiley on March 14, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Would you please do a video on soil preparation….last year I filled all of my beds with store bought soil, miracle grow raised bed soil….do I need to replace it this year? Can I do something to make it ok to plant in this year?

  44. Barb Longair on March 14, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Hello Patrick. Do you multisow your onions and leeks? Thanks in advance for your reply.

  45. Mary Eppinette on March 14, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    I am excited about the possibility of your new series. I appreciate all the effort and time your devote to helping other want-a-be gardeners. Thank you.

  46. Flat Earth Movement on March 14, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    thank you for everything you do!! Keep up the awesome work, God bless you!

  47. PrettyAliceMoon on March 14, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    I’m a new subscriber and I really like your videos. I would love to see more videos for beginners. This is my second year growing edibles and I feel like there is so much I don’t know and that I’m having to learn as I go. Last year most of my plants didn’t produce very well or they ended up getting attacked by bugs or disease early on. I would love to see organic ways to deal with these things. Videos on how to grow potatoes, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and watermelon would be great. I would also love to see some videos on composting and vermicomposting. I would love to start a vermicomposting bin but I’ve never done it before and don’t know how to start or anything. Thanks!

  48. Amber Reid on March 14, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Also, I love the Highlights section!!

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