During February, you tend to find a mix of weather. Grey and overcast days containing rain, sleet, or snow lengthen the winter. But you can get some bright, sunny days, and you salowly see the evenings getting lighter. Like January, February is limited in the amount you can do on the allotment.
With outdoor planting a no-go for the next month or two, looking to plant some seeds indoors is the best option. Germinating seeds, either in a propagator or in a heated greenhouse, will allow you to hasten things as the year progresses.
February tends to be one of the coldest months of the year, so presents a real challenge when considering what can be done on the allotment. Whilst it may be tempting to sow and plant early, to give yourself a head start in the year, there is a real risk that your seeds may fail to germinate or any young plants will die due to the ground being too cold or too wet. In practice, you will find that February is a good month to prepare for the forthcoming year.
Harvest - Items such as cabbages, cauliflowers, sprouts, and kale can be harvested.
Sow seeds indoors - Few seeds will germinate if they are sown outdoors now.
Finish digging over the plot - Take the opportunity to complete your winter digging. To help to aerate the soil, turn it over. Remove any weeds that may have made it through to this point.
Spread compost or manure - Feed your soil with compost or stable manure. You can either work it in as you progress with digging over the soil, or with deep beds, spread it over the surface for it to enter the soil naturally.
Turn the compost heap - Rake through your compost heap with a fork to aerate it. If it is a little dry, add a bit of water to it. Cover it again to keep the warmth in and allow decomposing to occur.
Pruning of fruit trees - Continuing on from January, any remaining pruning to be done will need to be completed this month, before the trees come out of dormancy.