Jan 17th, 2009
January is a month of taking stock, getting ready for the coming season and generally trying to keep warm. Nothing has ‘really’ started growing yet and there is very little to do in the way of sowing yet. However, January is full of hope. It won’t be long before the growing season will be gathering speed so take some time out now to ensure that your soil, your tools and seed store are in tip-top condition ready for the busy months ahead.
- Dig some manure into your beds
- Order your seed Potatoes ready for chitting next month
- Trim back Sage to give it a new lease of life
- Winter prune Apples, Pears, Currants, Blackberries and Raspberries
- Force Rhubarb
- Sow Spring Cabbage, hardy Lettuce and Broadbeans in the cold-frame
- Sow Early Carrots and more Garlic in situ under cloches
- Clean your tools
- Harvest the last of your Winter vegetables
- Keep adding kitchen waste to your Runner Bean trench
If you have any more suggestions for January jobs, add them to the list.
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