6 January Gardening Tips For Various Climates

6 January Gardening Tips For Various Climates

Whether you’re staying warm indoors and gardening vicariously or you’re outside getting things in order, here are a few more regional gardening tips to help you get through winter.

  1. Rework your garden design.
  2. Review last year’s garden journal and start a new one for this year by recording your seed/plant orders.
  3. Check your stored bulbs and veggies.
  4. Check plants for heaving.
  5. Recycle your Christmas tree as garden mulch or a bird feeder.
  6. Feed the birds and provide them with some unfrozen water.

If you live in a cold climate, then

  1. do some winter sowing to get a head start on both vegetables and flowers that need stratification.
  2. Zones 7+ can start seeds of slow growing cool season vegetables like cauliflower, leeks and annual flowers like ageratum, geranium, nicotiana, petunias, portulaca, snapdragons and verbena, indoors.
  3. Check outdoor plants for animal damage.
  4. Check houseplants plants for indoor pests.

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6 January Gardening Tips For Various Climates
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6 January Gardening Tips For Various Climates