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Flower Power Garden Hour

Jan 15, 2023

It is the January To Do List, and we are in the rainiest season out wet in a very long time.  Temperatures have moderated a bit, however.  Tough to get out in the garden with this much rain, but there are things that need to be done during the dry periods. 

It is time to plant:

  • Bareroot trees, roses, shrubs
  • Radishes
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Bok choy
  • Fava beans

Chores include:

  • Protect from frost. Watch weather report for potential frost days
  • Don’t work wet soils --- very important
  • Spray for peach leaf curl and other fungal diseases
  • Can prune fruit trees – but listen to the caveats in the episode

We finish up with a Listener Q&A section.  Topics covered include:

  • How much of a dry period is needed to spray liquid copper on fruit trees?
  • Can a rose stem from a bouquet be rooted? What is the process?
  • When to transplant a Little Ollie olive tree from a plastic pot to the ground?
  • When to prune hydrangeas?
  • What is the process for propagating fig tree cuttings?
  • Can a Boston Fern survive in an outdoor enclosed room?


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