January in the garden and the nursery:

What to do in the Garden:
- look out for pear and cherry slug - dust with ashes, sand or use Dipel or Success bacterial spray
- lift spring bulbs as foliage yellows
- start a compost heap
- Try not to let pots dry out completely
- if pots dry out and become resistant to reabsorbing water, submerge entire pot in a bucket of water until air bubbles stop coming up
- However don't leave pots in saucers of water all the time. This deprives the roots of air and can cause rotting

Sow (from seed): dwarf beans, cabbages, cauliflower, carrots, broccoli, kohlrabi, lettuce, radishes, turnips, swedes, leeks, silverbeet

Plant (from seedling): brussels sprouts, broccoli, celery, leeks