The January thaw…what to plant!

Jan 22, 2010


Spinach_smHere in N. Texas we always get a January thaw. About the middle of January, after we've had some hard freezes, the weather swings back to sunny and 70's (which by the way is why you really need to plant your tulips in December...not wait until January). This week is just such a week. The last couple of days have been beautiful with warm spring like temps. Which means its a great time to get out and start planting again.

A few things you'll want to get in the ground here soon will be your potatoes, rhubarb, asparagus and horseradish. Transplants of Swiss chard, lettuces, spinach can be planted now. Cole crops (broccoli, cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts, etc.) should be hitting garden centers next week. Cool season color like Iceland Poppies, violas, pansies, toadflax, gerbera daisies can be planted now. It's also the perfect time to select and plant fruit trees! Also, flowering trees like weeping cherries and dogwoods will be available now. Plant now so you get to enjoy their blooms this spring

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Amy/GoAway, I'm Gardening!
Jan 22, 2010
11:09 pm

You have a great blog.  I live in Austin and I am enjoying the nice weather, as well.  I just planted violas, today.  It is great to be planting again!

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