Monthly Garden To Do List

Things to Plant in January!

Flower Plants:

Alyssum, Butterfly Weed, Calendula, Candytuft, Cornflower, Dianthus, Daisy (African, Michaelmas and Painted), Gaillardia, Liatris, Edging Lobelia, Nasturtium, Ornamental Cabbage and Kale, Pansy, Phlox paniculate, Snapdragon, Stock.


Early-Mid Month: Asparagus crowns.

Mid-Late Month: Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Onion Sets, Peas (English & edible pod), Spinach.


Bare fruit or container grown pecans, fruit trees, grapes, and berry bushes.


Garlic chives, Horseradish, Parsley, Chervil.

Things To Do in January!


  • Fertilize asparagus, strawberries, daylilies, iris, pansies, and roses. Use compost, manure or a complete fertilizer.


  • Water everything well before a freeze, but avoid overwatering.

Prepare Soil:

  • Add compost and/or fertilizer. Till deeply. Check winter much and replenish, if needed. Stockpile leaves for mulch and composting throughout spring and summer.

Lawn Care: 

  • If lawn has a history of brown patch problems, treat with a labeled fungicide late in the month. Repeat treatment in three to four weeks, if needed.

Diseases/Pests To Look For:

  • Check for mealy bugs and for scale on houseplants.
  • Need a plant problem identified? Just bring a sample in a zipblock bag to the Travis County Agrilife Extension Office, 1600 -B Smith Road.