January in the Garden, part 1

Jan 16, 2015


In the Garden:

  • Plant rhubarb, strawberries, and cane berries. Plant seeds for broccoli, cabbage, parsley, turnips, peas, radishes, lettuce, and spinach.


  • This is the time to plant bare root roses, trees, artichoke crowns, grapevines, and other vines.


  • You can still plant pansies, violas, snapdragons, and fairy primroses.


  • Plant gladiolus every 2 weeks for a succession of blooms.


  • Later in the month you can divide Shasta daisies, daylilies, chrysanthemums, and other perennials.


NOTE: Beware of digging in soggy soils. All plantings should be well-drained; the new plants might rot if soil is soggy.


By Gerry L Hernandez
Author - Field Research Assistant, Master Gardener Coordinator