January is a great time to do your garden tool maintenance–clean, oil and sharpen tools. You may also want to do a soil test in preparation for the growing season.
- Fruits–Set out apples, peaches, pears, and grapes, prune dormant trees.
- Shrubs–Plant shrubs and trees. Spray deciduous shrubs with dormant oil spray to control disease and insects. Choose a day when weather warms.
- Lawns–Soil test before setting up a fertility program.
- Roses–Visit nurseries to select varieties and start planting. planted.
- Annuals and perennials–Plant hardy annuals.
- Bulbs–Lilies, except Madonna, may be planted. Check stored bulbs and discard rotten ones. Make indoor plantings of amaryllis, callas, and gloxinias.
- Miscellaneous–Prune winter-damaged limbs. Give houseplants a bath in lukewarm water to remove dust.
- Vegetable Seed–Plant hardy vegetables, root crops, and tubers in southern-most areas. Plant lettuce, cabbage, and broccoli in cold frames.
- Vegetable Plants–Set out cabbage plants
Source: Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Alabama Gardening Calendar
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