Planning Your Spring Garden in January

Dan Fruits & Vegetables, This Land of Ours

planningCathy Isom has a few tips about why January is the best time to start planning for that springtime garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

January brings on a new year and its actually a great time to start planning a garden.

Starting early is actually the best time to start thinking about finding the right plants and getting a good line on soil, mulch, and all the other stuff that’ll make the garden more of a success but less labor-intensive. It’s also a good time to come up with a good plan for why and how to plant what when and where.

Start by finding out what USDA zone you live in, and then consider what plants grow well in that zone and when that happens. It’s also a great time to consider where in your garden space will be the best place to plant the right plants. Should it be in a garden bed? Around the patio in patio containers, vertical gardens such as balcony rails or in containers inside small containers,  or on window sills.

The idea is to work smart before rather than work hard later. Do the mental work in the winter, and that’ll make the spring and summer so much more bountiful.

I’m Cathy Isom…