Monday, January 28, 2008

Things To Do In January & February

While the snow flies and the wind whirls around everything, there are a number of warm, indoor things you can do in January and February. Since you are indoors in your climate controlled home, these things will be just like what Winter Bound gardeners "everywhere" will be doing... out door things are pretty standard during this time of the year, too... Basic Zone 6/7 Stuff.

Indoor activities
  • Divide & Repot house plants
  • Wash/sterilize seed starting equipment
  • Inventory seed collection & maybe test viability
  • Make those final seed catalog selections and order seeds
  • Plan and sketch new garden beds
  • Refrain from planting Tomato Seeds
  • Start seeds for an indoor herb garden of different types of basil
  • Hang out at Dave's Garden
  • Order fruit trees for Spring Planting

Outdoor activities

  • Continue to add veggie scraps to the frozen compost pile
  • If you live in a rural area, mice, skunks and all sorts will visit your compost pile for "fresh greens"
  • Spray "deer off" products on trees after a heavy "snow & melt"
  • Sprinkle about 1/4 of your yearly allotment of bone meal under your trees and thinly over beds of perennials - not enough to wake up your plants, but enough to deter little rodents
  • Deep water trees on a warm spell where day time temps will be 40*F or so for a few days in a row
  • Check mulch on garlic, strawberries, oregano and other "over wintering" plants - add more mulch where the wind has swept it away
  • Fill the bird feeder(s), especially right before & after a storm
  • Put fresh water out for the birds

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