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February 2024

February, the month of love and the month of... ROSES!


For shrub growing roses, prune back no more than 1/3rd the size of the plant. Pruning will rid the plant of the dead branches, while promoting new growth, bigger blooms, and better air circulation to the plant.

Keep in mind DO NOT PRUNE CLIMBING ROSES! Climbing roses bloom exclusively on old wood, so once they've bloomed, prune back then fertilize.


At this time, you can also start your vegetable and fruit seeds in a consistently warm and moist spot. This includes plants like Beets, Carrots, Swiss Chard, Kohlrabi, Leafy Lettuce, Mustard, Radishes, Spinach, and Turnips. For further planting information please refer to February planning in the "Comal County Gardening Guide", by the Comal Master Gardener Association.



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