January To-Do List

This month's zone-by-zone to-do list.


Try rooting some cuttings of geraniumZone 5

  • Start seeds of pansies, snapdragons, and hardy perennials.
  • Replenish your supplies, including seed-starting mix and organic fertilizers.
  • Where there isn't much snow cover, push back any plants that have "heaved" out of the ground because of freeze-thaw cycles.
  • Start a collection of scented geraniums by taking cuttings from a friend's plants.
  • If you're growing geraniums indoors in pots, cut back leggy stems by about half, repot the plants in fresh soil, and then set them in a cool, bright window.