Gardening in the warm January weather

Gardening in the warm January weather

  • This is a time of rapid growth so ensure you pay attention to watering, weeding, feeding and spraying.


  • Place a layer of mulch around the base of your perennials, trees and shrubs to help conserve moisture; use compost, bark or peat.


  • You can still sow seeds directly into the soil like beans, beetroot, parsnip, swedes, radish, lettuce, spinach and sweetcorn. Sow seeds every two weeks to ensure you have a continuous harvest.


  • Plant seedlings of lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, tomato, sweetcorn, beetroot, pumpkin, courgette, capsicum, eggplant, melon, cucumber and gherkin.



  • Feed tomatoes at least once a week with a fast acting liquid feed such as. Remove laterals (side growths) on tall tomato varieties as they grow and ensure they are firmly staked. Water regularly.


  • Apply a layer of mulch around vegetable plants to conserve soil moisture, compost works well.


  • To maintain a lawn in dry weather, water with a sprinkler and don’t cut the lawn too short.


  • Water gardens in the evening or early mornings, especially plants in containers which will dry out quickly in hot or windy weather.


Source - Palmers Summer Gardening Tips 

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