Friday, January 6, 2012

January "To Do List"

    We have had really nice weather for a January and we could actually be getting a head start on all the things that we would normally have to do, when things start growing faster than we can handle them. You may not think that there is much to do in the month of January but there is.
Here is a list of things you can be doing:
  • Repot houseplants as they outgrow current pots. If you see roots when you look at the drainage hole in the bottom of the pot, chances are it’s time to transplant.Transplanting into larger pots helps plants grow stronger and healthier.
  • Sketch garden plans, including what to grow, spacing, arrangement and number of plants needed.
  • Order seeds and plants from mail order catalogs or online retailers as early as possible for best selection. There are so many variates to pick from and it's a fun thing to do as a family.
  • Use your hand or a broom to gently brush away any heavy snow that may accumulate on shrubs before it freezes.
  • Fertilize spring-flowering bulbs as they break ground. Use an all-purpose granular fertilizer according to label directions, or apply a light dusting of compost. I like to try to use as much organic as I can.
  • You can also use this time to really catch up on some of the Bible studying that you may have let slip away from you during the busy Christmas season. Another great family activity!
  • Getting everything prioritized makes things so much easier, so take this slow time to prioritize those areas needed. 
  • Get organized in the tool shed, garage, attic, house or any place that maybe a little messy. This is one area that I really struggle in. I always straighten everything up with good extension to keep it that way. But as you can ask my wife, it just never seems to stay that way.
I am sure that if you are like me I have put off so much stuff that I have plenty to do. Just try to make a list, prioritize and get started.

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