These 10 January Gardening Tips are picked specially for the Tallahassee and surrounding areas. Due to the mild climate we experience in North Florida, our guidelines vary greatly from other colder areas in the U.S.

10 January Gardening Tips:

  1. You can apply dormant oil spray to deciduous fruit trees. Prune dormant fruit trees if needed.
  2. Use lukewarm water to wash any dust off of your houseplants; check them for any diseases or insects.
  3. Every month, mow your lawn at recommended heights (St. Augustine and Bahia: 3 to 4 inches; Centipede: 1.5 to 2 inches; Dwarf St. Augustine: 2.5 inches).
  4. Plant hardy vegetables and other cool-season crops, such as lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, beets, carrots, radishes, turnips, spinach, peas, and cauliflower. Start seeds of warm-season vegetables indoors.
  5. Deadhead flowers to encourage new blooms.
  6. Plant any trees and shrubs now. Water until established.
  7. Fertilize established fruit trees. Plant dormant fruit trees.
  8. Prune any damaged or dead branches from your trees and shrubs. Fertilize.
  9. To control scale on fruit trees, apply horticultural oil while plants are dormant.
  10. You can start seeds of warm-season flowers now to have transplants ready for spring.

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