Here is your handy-dandy printable for February. We're still having some pretty cold temps at night, though it is supposed to warm up nicely as the week progresses - into the 40's at night rather than the 30's. I think it's safe to start some of these things in your outdoor garden beds, especially if they are under cover. If not, you might want to wait a week and see how things shape up. Remember, our last average frost date is February 15. We may still get some cold nights, as late as mid-March. Maybe save back some seed to plant then, just in case.
Hedging your bets is always a good idea, at least in the garden.
The tule fog has settled here today, a rare occurrence this far from the interior Bay. It makes everything look very mysterious. I'm hoping to get one last hike in before the rain begins again tomorrow. The reason I don't go hiking in the hills when it's wet is because we have very heavy clay soils here, and when it rains, it becomes a particularly sodden muck that can suck the shoes right off your feet. I do have muck boots, but they don't have enough support for hiking. Someday maybe I'll get a pair of real hiking boots. But I'm still not sure I'd enjoy slogging through mud. Unlike the little boy we saw on Sunday, in a mud puddle on the trail. He was covered head to toe and having the time of his life.