Snapdragon in Galveston, Texas

Seasonal Ideas & Information for January

January is in full swing, and there are plenty of plants you can start to add to your garden for the new year! The following are a list of activities to consider for your January gardening:

  • Plant vegetables from transplants.
  • Plant seeds.
  • Plant rose bushes.
  • Plant fruiting plants.
  • Plant pansies, snapdragons, violas, alyssum, cyclamen
  • Plant those bulbs that you put in your refrigerator to provide for a chill treatment.  They won’t flower in the fridge!
  • Plant spring-flowering trees and shrubs.
  • Fertilize established trees and shrubs.
  • Water newly planted transplants.  Containers need more frequent water than plants in the ground.  Water well before a freeze to protect roots.
  • Plan ahead for cold weather.  At some point, it will get cold enough that tropical plants will need protection.  Decide which plants you will choose to protect.  Make sure you have enough materials on hand…..frost cloth, blankets, cardboard boxes, stakes, etc.  Each plant needs to have a covering large enough to extend to the ground.  

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