January is a perfect time to get back out in the garden after the holidays are over. Lots of pruning and planting to do!
- Camellias sasanqua
- Cool season annuals such as pansies, viola, and cyclamen
- Cool season herbs such as cilantro, fennel, parsley, chives, lavender, rosemary and dill
- Cool season veggies
- Lettuce from seed (according to Pat Welsh’s recommendation from her book Southern California Gardening, January is the best month to plant lettuce from seed. See page 60 for details)
- California natives (keep spacing in mind, these guys grow fairly fast & big and can take over a garden bed)
- Camellias and azaleas
Most of this information is from my personal gardening experiences in coastal Southern California. I refer to these basic ‘Monthly To Do’s’ as a basic guide as well as my garden journal notes. They are always evolving and continually updated.
I have also compiled some of this information from these highly recommended sources such as: Green Thumb Nursery, OC Register (Home & Garden section), Rogers Gardens (Ron Vanderhoff’s monthly checklists are extremely detailed), Sunset magazine, UCCE Master Gardeners of Orange County and Pat Welsh’s ‘Southern California Gardening’ book (this book is a must have)!