January Gardening To Do List

December gardening

Zone 1
  • Order seed and nursery catalogues
  • Check dahlia and canna roots for plumpness, freedom from mold
  • Check house plants for mites, mealybugs, and scale
  • Cut back on feeding house plants
  • Protect bases of fruit tree trunks against rodent damage with wire mesh
  • Plant living Christmas trees if ground is workable
  • Clean and oil garden tools
  • Plan flower and vegetable beds

Zone 2

  • Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)
  • Water cymbidiums weekly until they bloom

Zone 3
  • Order seeds
  • Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)
  • Water cymbidiums weekly until they bloom

Zone 4

  • Order seeds
  • Sow seeds indoors for hardy spring-blooming plants
  • Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)

Zone 5

  • Order seeds
  • Sow seeds for hardy spring-blooming plants
  • Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)
  • Sow frost-tolerant perennials indoors

Zone 6

  • Order seeds
  • Sow seeds of warm-season annuals
  • Sow seeds for hardy spring-blooming plants
  • Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)
  • Sow seeds for cool-weather vegetables
  • Sow frost-tolerant perennials indoors

Zone 7

  • Sow seeds of warm-season annuals
  • Set out summer-flowering bulbs
  • Plant fall-blooming bulbs
  • Plant balled-and-burlapped, container, and bare-root fruit trees
  • Apply dormant spray to fruit trees before buds swell
  • Spray apples, peaches, and pears that have been affected with canker problems
  • Plant bare-root perennial vegetables
  • Plant seedlings of cool-weather vegetables
  • Sow fast-growing warm-season vegetables
  • Sow seeds for frost-tolerant perennials
  • Sow seeds for tender perennials
  • Plant container and bare-root roses
  • Plant balled-and-burlapped, container, and bare-root trees, shrubs, and vines
  • Plant summer-blooming shrubs and vines
  • Plant frost-tolerant trees
  • Plant conifers and broad-leaf evergreens

  Zone 8

  • Order seeds
  • Sow seeds of warm-season annuals indoors
  • Sow seeds for hardy spring-blooming annuals
  • Plant fruit trees
  • Apply dormant spray to fruit trees
  • Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)
  • Move living Christmas trees outdoors
  • Plant or transplant frost-tolerant perennials
  • Plant bare-root roses
  • Apply dormant spray to bare-root roses
  • Plant bare-root trees, shrubs, and vines
  • Prune winter-blooming shrubs and vines just after bloom
  • Apply dormant spray to trees, shrubs, and vines
  • Plant bare-root perennial vegetables
  • Sow seeds for cool-season vegetables
  • Protect tender plants from frost

Zone 9

  • Order seeds
  • Sow seeds for hardy spring-blooming annuals
  • Sow seeds of warm-season annuals indoors
  • Plant summer-flowering bulbs
  • Repot cacti and succulents, if essential, once they have finished blooming
  • Plant bare-root fruit trees
  • Apply dormant spray to fruit trees
  • Plant citrus
  • Move living Christmas tree outdoors
  • Sow frost-tolerant perennial seeds indoors
  • Plant or transplant frost-tolerant perennial seedlings outdoors
  • Plant bare-root roses
  • Apply dormant spray to roses
  • Plant bare-root trees, shrubs, and vines
  • Apply dormant spray to trees, shrubs, and vines
  • Prune winter-flowering shrubs and vines just after bloom
  • Plant bare-root perennial vegetables
  • Plant seedlings of cool-season and winter vegetables
  • Sow seeds for cool-season and winter vegetables
  • Protect tender plants from frost

Zone 10

  • Order seeds
  • Set out cool-season annuals
  • Sow seeds for hardy spring-blooming annuals
  • Plant winter-, spring-, and summer-blooming bulbs
  • Repot cacti and succulents, if essential, once they have finished blooming
  • Plant bare-root fruit trees
  • Prune flowering fruit trees while in bloom
  • Spray for peach leaf curl, peach leaf blight, and canker
  • Plant citrus
  • Protect citrus from frost damage
  • Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)
  • Move living Christmas trees outdoors
  • Plant bare-root roses
  • Apply dormant spray to roses
  • Plant bare-root shrubs and vines
  • Apply dormant sprays to trees, shrubs and vines
  • Prune evergreen shrubs
  • Prune winter-flowering shrubs and vines
  • Plant bare-root trees
  • Sow cool-season vegetable seeds
  • Plant or transplant cool-season vegetable seedlings
  • Sow warm-season vegetable seeds

Zone 11

  • .Order seeds and plants from catalogues.
  • Sow seeds of hardy annuals outdoors (larkspur, bachelor's button, poppy)
  • Set out plants of early-spring blooming perennials (primrose, calendula, viola, pansy)
  • Plant bare-root trees, shrubs, vegetables
  • Check house plants for mites, mealybugs
  • Prune fruit trees if you have not previously done so
  • Apply dormant spray to fruit trees, roses

 

 


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