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Your Regional Garden News - Zone 5

January 1 to January 30

 

Discover what you should be doing right now.  Our experts share gardening advice, techniques, news, and ideas to make your garden the best ever.  

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    Plans for a new year in the garden

    The first step to making plans for this year is to review what happened last year. Did you keep a journal? Making plans for a new year in the garden also includes getting a head start on scheduling when to start your vegetables. If this is your first time growing vegetables we have tips for you too!

     
     

     

    Start making lists

    There are so many new plants out there that it is tough to pick just one or two. Making a list of what you need before you look at the seeds offerings will ensure that you get all the varieties you need. There are great selections in vegetables, perennials and annuals.

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  • Think about containers

    If you have don’t have much space to grow, a container is a great idea. Containers also look great on porches, decks and patios! Find one that works for you.

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    Learn about new ideas

    Growing organically is not as difficult as you think. Learn about how to grow organically, in containers or heirloom seeds.

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    Learn from the Experts

    Burpee has a great selection of books as well as seeds. Learn about gardening from some of these great authors:

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Gardening Tip of the Day

  • While most seeds need to be ‘in the dark’ to germinate, that is covered with starting medium indoors or soil outdoors, there are some that require light to germinate and should not be covered. The best resource is the information given on the seed packet. Listed are some of the most common light-loving seeds.

    • Celery
    • Garden Cress
    • Lettuce
    • Mustard
    • Ageratum
    • Begonia
    • Browalia
    • Coleus
    • Columbine
    • Foxglove
    • Impatiens
    • Lobelia
    • Petunia
    • Poppy
    • Primrose
    • Rose Moss
    • Shasta Daisy
    • Snapdragon
    • Strawflower