Gardening Jobs in January

Winter Digging

Whether you are preparing a new bed or border for spring, clearing land for a new garden, or getting your vegetable plot ready, digging is an ideal job if you want some warming physical exercise on a cold winter’s day – provided the soil is not waterlogged or frozen.

If the ground is very wet or is frozen hard, digging will not only be a dauntingly heavy task it may also do more harm than good.

On frozen ground it will disturb the coldest top layer of soil and move it lower down into the ground. The soil will warm up more quickly if you leave it undisturbed.