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January Gardening in the Southeast

DrPulte_Moderator | Posted in Southeast Gardening on

Don’t tell the folks in the other regions, but gardening doesn’t really grind to a halt for us Southerners in January. Here are a few of the things I’m thinking about as the new year begins.

1) One last rake around the yard
2) Order seeds online
3) Put a few dates on the calendar to help with a seeding schedule
4) Plant trees and shrubs at home and around my community 
5) Insect control on houseplants
6) I have a few daffodil bulbs I bought on a discount I still can put in the ground

What have I missed?


  1. User avater Moderator
    DrPulte_Moderator | | #1

    Does anyone have favorite seed sources that are in the Southeastern U.S.?

    1. Shug_NC | | #4

      I like Sow True Seed in Asheville, NC as well as Southern Exposure Seed Exchange in VA.

  2. user-7821942 | | #2

    In addition to the items on your January to-do list, I am also planning on visiting local gardens and arboretums such as the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC to see which plants are looking good at this time of year. It helps narrow down selections to those plants that are performing well in my area.

    Regarding seed sources, I order vegetable seeds from Clifton Seed Company located in Faison, NC.

    1. User avater Moderator
      DrPulte_Moderator | | #3

      Visiting a public garden for inspiration is one of the best ideas!

  3. Shug_NC | | #5

    You forgot tackling all those winter annual weeds :)

    1. User avater Moderator
      DrPulte_Moderator | | #6

      I made note in my garden winter weeds are a big issue this year. It has been very mild for me. They are starting to come up all over the place!

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