The Fruit Garden in January

The Vegetable Patch in January
Other Gardening Jobs in January

Plant fruit trees and bushes
All bare-rooted fruit trees and bushes can be planted this month, as long as the ground is not frozen. They need to be planted whilst dormant.

Check stakes
Make sure all stakes and supports are strong and doing their job. Winter storms can often weaken them.

Cut down autumn fruiting raspberry canes
If you have not done so already, cut all autumn fruiting raspberry canes to about 3cm (1in) above soil level.

Mulch blueberries with Christmas Tree clippings
Chop up a few of the branches of your Christmas tree and put them around the base of blueberry plants. This helps to keep the soil acidic.



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