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Vegetable Gardening Hints, Issue #025 - Your plan for January.
January 10, 2010
Hello,

JANUARY TO DO LIST.


In 2010 I will be writing for my ezine readers in a new format. Each month I will be giving you information and a "to do list" based on the plant hardiness zones across Canada, United States, and Europe.

If you do not know what planting zone you live in check the chart for the country you live in.

Planting zones in Canada
Planting zones in the USA
Planting zones in Europe

ZONES 1-3

  • Read your seed catalogs and review how all the varieties you planted last season grew in your garden.
  • Start making your plan for next season
  • Take inventory of your supplies seeds, planting pots, flats, potting soil, and your tools.
  • Test to see if your left over seeds are still good; learn more about vegetable seeds.
  • Buy a copy of My 2010 Vegetable Garden Journal and resolve to write in it regularly this year!
  • If you have a wood stove or fireplace save some of the wood ashes for amending acidic soil, or add it to your compost.
  • Place orders for tomatoes. Try a few new varieties such as some heirloom varieties.


ZONES 4-5

  • Read your seed catalogs and review how all the varieties you planted last season grew in your garden.
  • Start making your plan for next season
  • Take inventory of your supplies seeds, planting pots, flats, potting soil, and your tools.
  • Test to see if your left over seeds are still good; learn more about vegetable seeds.
  • Buy a copy of My 2010 Vegetable Garden Journal and resolve to write in it regularly this year!
  • If you have any stored vegetables in your root cellar check them and remove anything that is spoiled.
  • Place orders for tomatoes. Try a few new varieties such as some heirloom varieties


ZONES 6-7

  • Read your seed catalogs and review how all the varieties you planted last season grew in your garden.
  • Start making your plan for next season
  • Take inventory of your supplies seeds, planting pots, flats, potting soil, and your tools.
  • Test to see if your left over seeds are still good; learn more about vegetable seeds.
  • Buy a copy of My 2010 Vegetable Garden Journal and resolve to write in it regularly this year!
  • If you have any stored vegetables in your root cellar check them and remove anything that is spoiled.
  • Place orders for tomatoes. Try a few new varieties such as some heirloom varieties

ZONES 8-10

  • Read your seed catalogs and review how all the varieties you planted last season grew in your garden look for some early maturing varieties,
  • Start making your plan for next season with a copy of My 2010 Vegetable Garden Journal
  • Prepare your raised beds and add compost to them for planting early vegetables. Learn more about preparing your garden beds.
  • Pre germinate (soak overnight) your broad beans and early peas and then plant them into your raised beds.

COMING SOON!

The Everthing Grow Your Own Vegetables Book will be available to purchase from amazon.com in February 2010.


GARDEN PLAN BOOKS

Now is the time to start planning your vegetable garden for the next growing season. I have several helpful



Please contact me with your comments and suggestions.

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Welcome to the world of vegetable gardening!

Catherine
your-vegetable-gardening-helper

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