From the vegetable garden to the orchard via the ornamental garden, although less numerous, garden work is also present during this winter period. Of course, this is also not the time when we will spend hours gardening. Indeed, the cold, frosts, wind, fog and snow do not make our task easier and are not conducive to work. In addition, most plants are in a period of vegetative rest. It is important not to disturb them so that they can come back in good shape in the spring. At the corner of the fireplace, you can start thinking about the plan of your garden if you want to redevelop it. And don’t forget the indoor plants! January in the garden: find out what to do, protect and sow at this time.

In the vegetable garden:

  • Preparing the floors: add manure and plow. Make trenches for spring asparagus.
  • To clean : stakes with iron sulphate.
  • Sow under chassis: forcing turnips and leeks.
  • Protect with mulch: leeks.
  • Sort : expired seeds and preparing new orders.
  • Sowing on bed: romaine lettuce and summer leeks.
  • To bring : basic fertilizer in the vegetable garden and loosen the soil.
  • Divide : rhubarb and sorrel.
  • Protect : winter vegetables so they can be picked at any time.
  • To harvest : the last parsnips.
  • Disinfect: gardening tools and then store them away.
  • Plant: garlic and shallot bulbs.

Fruit and orchard:

  • Cut: apple, pear, gooseberry, raspberry and black currant.
  • Replace: the stakes of fruit trees if they have moved.
  • Plant: new fruit trees if it does not freeze yet, shrubs with red fruits.
  • To tear out : dead trees.
  • Prune: hazelnut, almond, olive and stem trees.
  • Treat : make winter treatments based on white oil against mealybugs.
  • Fertilize: apple, pear, plum, peach and nectarine trees.
  • Treat with Bordeaux mixture: aerial parts.
  • Liming: tree trunks to control lichen.
  • Delete and burn: mummified fruit.
  • Cutting: all red fruits.
  • Multiply: lychee, avocado or mango pits.
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In the ornamental garden:

  • Replant your Christmas tree if you bought it alive.
  • Cut: all trees, eucalyptus, buddleia, lagerstroemia, oleander, wisteria, honeysuckle and other summer climbers.
  • Plough: spaces that will receive annuals.
  • Scratch: the beds of biennials.
  • Plant: all trees, hornbeam, winter-flowering clematis, forsythia, hazel, viburnum, conifers, camellia, all roses, but outside of frost.
  • Sow under warm shelter: begonia and carnation.
  • Protect : all frost perennials (mulch, veil, etc.)

Indoor plants:

  • Water: only if necessary, the plants are dormant.
  • Empty : cups of excess water.
  • Spray: orchids and tropical plants.
  • Stop: fertilizer inputs

And above all, don’t forget the feeders and birdhouses!

Sources: In the garden, Gammvertsmart gardening

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