Sunday, January 2, 2011

January in the Garden

I like to take a slow walk in the garden in January to evaluate the structure of the garden and decide what might need to be added or removed to improve the site and plan improvements for the New Year.

Some of my January and winter chores are:

Pruning leafless trees and shrubs
Adding to the compost pile
Weeding and mowing where needed
Placing cold sensitive potted plants in protected areas outdoors or indoors.
Sharpening and cleaning garden tools
Protect tender plants from frosts. .
The soil is usually too wet and cold for much garden digging but I can spend time Weeding the winter garden..
Indoor activities includes: sorting seeds, planning, reading, writing, browsing seed and garden catalogs, reading gardening, books and magazines.

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