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Gardening Tips For January - What to Do in the Garden in January

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You might want to make a gardening wishlist as January draws to a close. Make a list of all the plants you wish to grow. Then, research when and where to plant each plant. Once you have created a list, it's possible to make a plan. Then, start getting work done in your garden! Here are some gardening ideas to get you started.

planting garden tips

Plant peppers, celery root, leeks, onions and parsley in the early part of the month. Seedlings of these vegetables can be sown indoors. These vegetables take a little longer to grow. Plant cool-season cole crops in January or February. These crops will take 8-10 weeks for to grow. Plant bare-root strawberries in January when they are available at nurseries. It is possible to plant fruit trees during January.

Heuchera is a perennial plant that can be planted. This perennial flowering shrub is a great color-adder. Its flowers can last throughout winter and spring. You will be happy even in colder weather because of the color-packed flowers. You can grow houseplants indoors if you are looking to add color and structure to your home. In the winter, you'll be glad to have a plant that provides color and structure all year round.

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How do you prepare the soil?

Preparing soil for a vegetable garden is easy. You must first remove all weeds from the area you wish to plant vegetables. Then, add organic matter such as composted manure, leaves, grass clippings, straw, or wood chips. Finally, water well and wait until plants sprout.

What amount of sunlight does a plant require?

It depends upon the type of plant. Some plants need 12 hours per day of direct sunlight. Others prefer 8 hours of indirect sunlight. Vegetables require at least 10 hours of direct sunlight per 24-hour period.

Which kind of lighting is most effective for growing indoor plants?

Because they emit less heat that incandescents, floriescent lights are a good choice for growing indoor plants. They are also consistent in lighting, and do not flicker or dimm. Fluorescent bulbs come in both compact fluorescent (CFL) and regular varieties. CFLs consume up to 75% less electricity than traditional bulbs.


  • As the price of fruit and vegetables is expected to rise by 8% after Brexit, the idea of growing your own is now better than ever. (countryliving.com)
  • Today, 80 percent of all corn grown in North America is from GMO seed that is planted and sprayed with Roundup. - parkseed.com
  • 80% of residents spent a lifetime as large-scale farmers (or working on farms) using many chemicals believed to be cancerous today. (acountrygirlslife.com)
  • According to the National Gardening Association, the average family with a garden spends $70 on their crops—but they grow an estimated $600 worth of veggies! - blog.nationwide.com

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How To

Basil growing tips

Basil is one of your most versatile herbs. It's great for flavoring dishes, adding flavor to soups, sauces, salads, pasta, and even desserts. These are some helpful tips to help you grow basil indoors.

  1. It is important to choose the right location. Basil is an annually-living plant. It will not survive beyond one season if the location is not right. It prefers full sunshine but can tolerate some shade. It is best to grow it outdoors in an area with good air circulation.
  2. Plant the seeds. Basil seeds should be planted at least two weeks before the last frost date. You should sow the seeds at a depth of 1/2 inch in small pots. The pots should be covered with clear plastic wrap. Germination can take up to ten days. After they have germinated move them into a cool, shaded place where the temperature stays around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Transplant the seedlings once they're big enough to handle. The plastic wrap should be removed and the seedlings transplanted into larger containers. Add potting mix to each container. You can add more potting mix if necessary. Place the containers in indirect or sunny light. The plants should be misted daily to prevent them from wilting.
  4. Apply a thick layer mulch to the top of your plants after the danger of frost has passed. This will protect the plants from freezing weather and decrease water loss.
  5. Regularly water the plants. Basil needs to be hydrated regularly to ensure its survival. A rain gauge can be used to measure how much water plants need. Use a timer to automatically turn off irrigation during dry spells.
  6. You should pick your basil at its peak. Pick leaves frequently to encourage bushier growth.
  7. The leaves can then be dried on paper towels, screens, or other suitable surfaces. Store dried leaves in glass jars or bags in the refrigerator.


Gardening Tips For January - What to Do in the Garden in January