January 2019 Horticulture Report
New Year, New Garden! January is a great time to start your veggies from seed. Starting them indoor, or bringing them inside when weather is not optimal, will give them time to germinate before planting them into the garden once Spring arrives.
Plant vegetables from transplants like broccoli, cauliflower, strawberries, collards, and lettuce.
Plant seeds for lettuce, radish, and carrots. Begin seeding Spring tomatoes inside.
Plant fruiting plants such as blueberries and black berries; it is a good time to get them established.
As for your flower beds, plant rosebushes in prepared soil where they receive 6-8 full hours of sun every day. Prune rosebushes in February.
For a gorgeous Spring show, get foxgloves, hollyhocks, larkspur, poppies, and delphiniums in your beds now. Focus on cool season color such as pansies and violas, snapdragons, and dianthus.
Now is also a great time to plant flowering trees and shrubs such as redbuds, fringe trees, Mexican plums, azaleas, and spirea.