What Are The Top Things To Plant in January
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As well as experimenting with a variety of different plants in your greenhouse, you can also consider filling your garden with a selection of January plants to keep it looking attractive.
Although temperatures will still be cooler, January is the ideal time to begin preparing your garden for the spring.
During January, you can consider planting new trees or shrubs such as heather. Make sure that any newly planted shrubs have not been damaged by the winter frost.
To protect your roots from winter conditions, use thick, dry mulch. Use any leftover dead leaves in your garden to create compost.
Consider planting lily bulbs in January. Lily bulbs can be planted in boxes or pots and can be housed in your greenhouse. Geranium and pansy seeds, along with other early flowers, can also be sown during this month for summer flowering.
Consider planting your January bulbs or seeds in a greenhouse to provide them with extra protection or use a set of cold frames.
A greenhouse or set of cold frames will allow you to extend the growing season, enabling you to grow a selection of your favourite plants.
January is also an ideal month for those wishing to grow a selection of vegetables such as tomatoes or potatoes early. New potatoes or early potatoes should be planted from January to March and will need to be kept free of diseases and pests.
You can sow tomato seeds indoors in pots using moist but not waterlogged compost.
Roses can be grown in January, providing that the conditions of your garden are suitable. Select roses that are suitable for your garden and the climate of the area that you live in. Avoid planting roses where you have previously planted roses before, as this can cause disease. Select roses that are disease resistant if your garden is susceptible to plant disease.
When planting during January, you will need to make sure that the conditions of your garden are suitable.
Tidy up any leftover dead leaves, remove any dead winter bulbs and check for pests.
Remove any weeds from your garden. You will also need to check that any garden tools that you have kept stored away during winter are in a suitable condition and ready for use.