What to Plant in January

The following is a list of vegetables and herbs that  you can plant in January in Sydney, a temperate zone. Just click on the name for the growing guide for each vegetable or herb:

Plant of the Month-The rare flowers of the Portulacaria Afrans – (dwarf jade plant)

IMG_20161223_182429-Portulacaria Afra Blossoms

Flowering of the Portulacaria Afrans is stimulated by neglect and drought. Whilst my plant is thriving nontheless, it has flowered every December (summer in Sydney) for three years. It is located under a north facing verandah and is watered sparingly over the year and the pot it is growing in is mulched with white pebbles.

This interesting plant also has a role in carbon capture and for those interested this is discussed in a previous post linked here:

https://granthamgarden.org/2016/12/22/portulacaria-afra-and-its-role-in-carbon-capture/

IMG_20161223_182429-Portulacaria Afra Blossoms 3

 

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