The most important tips for January

1. Healthy vitamins from the windowsill. Sow cress now and harvest in a few days.
2. Defy the gray of winter! With tulips and primroses you can bring color into your home quickly and easily!
3. Carry out bird feeding continuously.
4. View existing seeds, buy new ones.
5. Check potted plants in the winter quarters for pests.
6. Protect trees and shrubs in the bucket from too much winter sun.

ornamental garden

In mild winters , the first spring flowers are a delight as early as January. This is how the delicate blossoms of snowdrops appear and winter jasmine and witch hazel bloom in bright yellow. Consciously experience this miracle of nature, because these robust plants defy ice and snow.

Use the first warm days for the first gardening work, such as cutting summer flowering shrubs. With a pruning, you promote the vitality of the trees and create the best conditions for lush flowering. Ornamental shrubs that flower in spring are best cut immediately after flowering.

Cherry laurel and bamboo are evergreen plants. This means they will continue to evaporate water through their leaves on sunny days. In years with little rainfall, it is necessary to water these trees in winter as well. A regular water supply is particularly important for plants in pots.

Many spring roses are now in bloom. The perennials, which are related to the Christmas roses, delight with their intensely colored flowers. Be amazed at the great variety and get to know new varieties. The easy-care, perennial plants bring a special flair to any garden or in pots on the balcony, and can also be planted well in open ground.

When feeding wild birds, it is important that you feed continuously. The birds have gotten used to the feeding place and need your help. The birds need your help, especially in phases with low temperatures. So you can start feeding now. Use high quality wild bird food!

Our tip: read about this in our blog “Start feeding wild birds early on”.


With a fruit tree you experience the seasons even more intensively. It’s an investment that will benefit you over the years. Even for small gardens there is the possibility to harvest delicious fruits with trellis and column shapes.

Our tip: Find out about the variety of options in our fruit trees advisor.

Once the ground is no longer frozen, you can plant all the fruit plants. A sufficiently large planting hole and high-quality potting soil are important when planting. To protect against evaporation, you can cover the soil with mulch after planting.

When cutting trees, it is important that the secateurs are sharp. This is how you get a clean and smooth cut surface. Ergonomically shaped tool facilitates care measures.

For a rich fruit harvest, it is important that the trees are pruned regularly. When there are no leaves, you can best see which branches should be removed and how the crown structure is improved by the cut.

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Herb and vegetable garden

Knowing the nutrient content of your soil is essential to successfully growing vegetables. Regular garden analyzes show which measures you should take. Sowing with green manure plants helps to increase the humus content . Sowing is possible in late summer or early spring.


You have the best success in growing vegetables with the so-called crop rotation. If possible, do not plant vegetables two years in a row in the same area. It is best to make a note of which vegetables you have grown when and on which area. With the change, the plants are optimally supplied with nutrients and are more resistant to pests and diseases.

Sift through the available seeds. If stored properly, the seeds can often be kept for years. Chervil, black salsify or parsnip seeds only have a short shelf life. It is important for the seeds to be stored in a frost-free and dry place in well-closable containers.

As soon as the soil in the field has dried up a bit, you can sow spinach. The seed is insensitive and after just a few weeks you can harvest the first tender leaves. Use gardening for a longer stay outdoors, it’s a simple way to strengthen your immune system and stay healthy.

Salads can be refined quickly and easily with cress. Within a few days after sowing, you can already harvest the herb. Sow fresh cress seeds every 4 to 5 days. So there is no interruption and you can cut fresh cress continuously.


Winter cut herbs are ideal for soups and delicious stews. Especially cut celery serves as a natural flavor enhancer and can be used fresh from the windowsill in winter. Many herbs are also an ideal ingredient for cooked vegetables.

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balcony and terrace

Planters and window boxes are attractively planted in winter with evergreen shrubs, snow heather and lenten roses. The robust plants defy wind and weather and delight with lush green leaves and delicate flowers.

With increasing amount of light, potted plants in the winter quarters also grow faster. It is important that the temperature prevails according to the plant species. Geraniums, oleanders and jasmine solanum can stand temperatures of 10 °C, while citrus plants need at least 15 °C during the winter.

Make sure the winter protection is well attached to your outdoor potted plants. In addition to regular watering, you should make sure that waterlogging does not cause damage to the roots. With us you will find everything for winter protection plants.

Our tip: find out more about winter protection for hardy potted plants from our “potted garden” advisor.

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crop protection

You should now clean nest boxes. Birds look for their future breeding ground early on. With a balanced balance of beneficial insects, you reduce pest infestation in a natural way.

Provide insects with a home. With insect hotels you create the best conditions for the hard-working helpers. Did you know that a ladybird larva eats up to 150 aphids a day? So support these natural pest controllers.

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indoor garden

To ensure that your houseplants get through the winter well, you need a little extra care. In addition to sufficient light, it is important that the humidity is regularly improved. Above all, spray birch figs or Monstera every 2 weeks with low-lime water, because dry room air promotes the spread of pests.

Bring spring into your home with the bright colors of the cup primula. In colorful pots, ideal for decoration or as a gift.

The azalea is one of the classic flowering potted plants in winter. Special forms such as small stems or pyramids can be transplanted effectively. Magical arrangements are created quickly and easily.

indoor plants

Our tip: Read more about the care of the azalea in our plant lexicon.


It’s winter break in the pond, but make sure that there are no organic materials such as leaves floating in the water. If necessary, fish off leaves and the like. A comprehensive maintenance cycle will only begin in a few weeks.

garden pond


Do not walk on your lawn when the temperature is constantly below zero. The frozen stalks suffer under the load and are thus damaged.

You can use natural lime when the lawn is dry. This care measure is important on areas with a pH value below 5. For optimal growth of your lawn grass, the soil should have a pH value between 5.5 and 6. Increased moss formation and thus displacement of the lawn plants is usually the result of a low pH value.

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