So this is the time of the year to get started with Texas gardens! Today we planted 6 live oak trees for some much needed shade at our little farm. I also threw some snapdragon seeds in a flower bed, but I'm not expecting much from them. I think they needed to be started indoors first. Maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised though.
So here are some lists for all of our garden projects for January.
Tool Care and Repair:
Sand down how handles (due to a misfortunate accident with a rototiller)
clean and care for lawn mower...a grandad job as I know NOTHING about mechanical things.
add mulch or leaves for beds that won't be planted yet
till beds that will hold salad greens and flowers
Vegetable Planting from seed or set:
*first attempt to plant from seed rather than plants
and Hopefully, I will find some strawberry plants...but that will require a dedicated bed
Herbs to plant:
Flowers from seed:
alssum, calendula, cornflower, delphinium, echinacea, feverfew, larskpur, poppies, snapdragon, sweet pea, hollyhock
All tips were from a newsletter printed by Jim Gober. You can read the full newsletter here.