It’s cool in the yard, so most plants are in their resting phase. They work hard the rest of the year, so let them gain their strength, because as soon as the weather hints at spring, they set their growing into motion. Worm castings and mulch are the priorities for me in my garden.
Very importantly, I remind everyone at the new year to check your shot records for your last tetanus shot. With our hands in the dirt, it’s important to be up to date on that one!
A lot of your plants may be looking a little stressed right now. That’s okay, it’s just that time of year. Plants are resting, storing up energy for spring growth. The big jobs to focus on this month are keeping the garden tidied up, and mulching for root protection and to prevent soil compaction with the rains that are being predicted. And most importantly, as always, enjoy your garden!