Garden Jobs in January

The allotment in January
Not huge pickings in January but the flower sprouts are great at this time of year

January is the quietest time in the gardening calendar.  Short days and freezing temperatures means that it is more a time for staying in and planning, but if you do get a lovely crisp sunny day then nothing can beat taking a thermos of tea down to the allotment and getting a fire going to clear some of the dead wood.  The resulting ash is an excellent addition to the soil.