January In The Garden

January here in Central Texas can be cold and full of freezing surprises.  There are plenty of garden chores that you can do to keep yourself in that gardening mood.
  • Disconnect hoses from exterior faucets. If frost precedes an extended period ofIMG_3137-001 freezing weather, shut off water to spigots. Drain any water remaining in the line. Install insulated spigot covers if necessary.
  • Drain and coil hoses.. Store hoses in a frost-free location, if possible. If not, remove all watering wands, nozzles or quick-connects and store these items in a frost-free spot.
  •  You can also till the vegetable garden just before a hard freeze to expose insects that have burrowed into soil for winter.
  •  Cover plants that can’t take frost.
It is also a good time to start prepping your garden beds. Build and fill new beds with our Thunder Garden Soil Mix, or revitalize existing beds with 2-3 inches of our Double Thunder Soil, Cow Compost, or Turkey Manure.
Things to Plant this Month:
Vegetables: Radish.  If you want to grow your own transplants, it’s time to start tomato and pepper seeds indoors.
Annuals: Alyssum, Coneflower, Delphinium, Larkspur, Snapdragon

Late January:
Vegetables: Beets Carrot, leek, leaf lettuce, parsnip, garden pea, rutabaga, spinach, shallot. Asian Greens, Lettuce Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collards, Kale, Kohlrabi,

Annuals: Poppies & Sweetpea
Vegetables:  Artichoke crowns, asparagus crowns, broccoli, cabbage, kohlrabi, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Leeks, Lettuce, Mustard, Onion sets, Spinach

Herbs: Chervil, chives, cilantro, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme.

Fruit: Strawberries

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