50 New Year's Resolutions for Gardeners
- Hang a bird feeder.
- Build a compost bin.
- Invest in an excellent pruner. ...
- Order seeds for heirloom tomatoes so you can grow your own.
- Try a new plant combo that pleases you. ...
- Prune a crabapple or pear tree into an espalier.
- Ask your grandparents what they grew in their gardens.
- What should I do in my garden this month?
- What can I plant in my garden this time of year?
- What month should you start your garden?
- How do I make my garden all year round?
What should I do in my garden this month?
Top 10 jobs this month
- Protect new spring shoots from slugs.
- Plant shallots, onion sets and early potatoes.
- Plant summer-flowering bulbs.
- Lift and divide overgrown clumps of perennials.
- Top dress containers with fresh compost.
- Mow the lawn on dry days (if needed)
What can I plant in my garden this time of year?
You can continue (or start) planting any early-season crops, plus tomatoes, squash, melons, eggplant, peppers, sweet corn, cucumbers, potatoes, and herbs. Water and mulch any new transplants with care. If choosing to sow directly in the garden, start your carrots, beets, and radishes.
What month should you start your garden?
If you're new to gardening, you may think the growing season doesn't begin until April or May. But that's not true â€” you can start planting seeds much earlier. In fact, you should! If you start the right crops now, you'll likely be harvesting your own fresh veggies by April or May.
How do I make my garden all year round?
Use row covers and cold frames to provide additional warmth and shelter in spring and fall. Grow crops next to sheltered, sun-facing walls to help create a warm microclimate that can give plants a longer growing season. In the wall, sun-facing walls help cucumbers, peppers and other tender plants to continue to ripen.