This month is about preparation for the growing season ahead!
This means ensuring that heating and ventilation is suited to what is to be grown/sown.
Pots/Trays and containers are all cleaned and ready for use.
Seed composts are stored in a relatively warm place to warm up before their eventual use.
Week 1 - 1st Jan. to 7th Jan.
If not done previously insulate greehouse with bubble wrap or similar.
Ensure that potted Azaleas have not dried out!
Prune Indoor Grape vines.
Week 2 - 8th Jan. to 14th Jan.
Check over stored Dahlia tubers and cut out any diseased parts and discard.
Fetch a few Convallaria into the warmth of the home or greenhouse.
Week 3 - 15th Jan. to 21st Jan.
Pot up Amaryllus if necessary.
Keep budded Hippeastrum in a well lit position.
Start up potted Osteospermum.
Be on the look out for pests! In particular Red Spider mite.
Week 4 - 22nd Jan. to 28th Jan.
Pot back stored Fuchsia plants, if not done prior to placing them in winter storage.
Pot up Gardenia previous years seedlings.
Untie Grape vine rods.
Check over Gladioli and discard any that are rotting / diseased.
For an early crop fetch a few Strawberry plants into the greenhouse for forcing.
Similarly, pot up a few Potatoes.