Chores For January
JANUARY GARDENERS CALANDER
January is the start of a new year and it’s a good time to begin thinking about the coming gardening season. The weather outside can be cold and snowy but there are still gardening chores t... Read More
o be done.
- I check my houseplants a few times each month for fungus and insects.
- Cut off dead or dying leaves.
- Use yellow sticky traps for whitefly or an insecticidal soap.
- Continue to fill humidity trays to keep plants like African violets and orchids from succumbing to the dry air.
- Do not feed houseplants in January. Give them a rest.
- Water less than you would when plants are growing actively. In the winter houseplants need less water.
- Your seed and flower catalogs begin arriving this month.
- It is a good time to cut out pictures and mark those plants you want to add to the garden.
- Buy early for the best specials.
- Light or lack thereof can be a problem for plants this time of year. I supplement natural light with grow lights.
- Move plants to a south or west facing window, this will give them more light.
- This is a good time to contact an arborist to do tree work. Business can be slower and therefore prices better this time of year.
- If you have had bad infestations of winter moth, (Operophtera brumata) last year then get on a spray program now. In the spring everyone is contacting arborist to spray and you might be out of luck.
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