January is a good time to re-pot houseplants.
Hi new gardening friends.
This is the time of year I like to lay newspapers on the basement floor and re-pot my houseplants in new potting soil!
As Rebecca of 'Rebecca's Garden' says: "Get those hands dirty!"
I am also getting a break from this Indiana snow and freezing rain along with zero temperatures to fly to Arizona for a week with my sister. (Jan. 7th until Jan. 14th.)
Maybe I can find some new plants or seeds to bring back!
Send some of that warm weather up here will you :D
-20 at night and a high of -14 :shock: BRRRRRRRRRR
I have a plant (definbachia - SP?) that is in dire need of repotting, but I'm terrified to do it because the last two I had died after I re-potted them! Anyone know what on earth I could be doing wrong? I bought fresh dirt and new pots and kept the roots in the old dirt - well, I know it's me, but don't know what I'm doing wrong - tx in advance!
I try to avoid pot in my house as its kinda small.
Although I have a lovely cactus i just bought for my window. The **** cat tries to eat the things so i find it best to avoid house plants.
For me January is the best time to be in the garden. It is one of 3 months here in Florida (December and February being the others) that is not brutally hot and humid. And although I am in the garden all year, much less time is spent in the late spring and summer, when we just maintain.
The fall and winter are the times for re-design and new ideas. The spring and summer is the time for those new ideas to come to fruition, or fail miserably.
I also avoid house plants. Inevitably they mean too many bugs! I suppose if I resided in a cold climate that kept me out of the garden 5-7 months a year, I might reconsider.