Be-leaf it or not, January is a good time to get gardening. Now is the time to shop seeds, do some routine maintenance, and even sow certain plants.
🌱 Spring for seeds
Peruse seed catalogs and grab those springtime favorites that are so popular they tend to sell out come the thaw. We’re talking seeds like snap peas, radishes, specialty lettuces, and heirloom tomatoes. You can also get your wishlist going for the spring planting of fall bulbs like hostas, gladiolas, and dahlias.
Check out these local spots to nab your favorites:
While you’re at the nursery, grab some seeds that you can plant right now (or, at least, very soon). Use this tool to calculate when to sow some of these early-season crops:
Can’t wait for that final frost date? Now is a good time to prep your seed trays. Clean and organize your trays, then sow these plants indoors with a growing light to be moved outdoors when the time is right.
🌱 Routine maintenance
Every green thumb knows that a garden is more than just its plants. Here’s your winter checklist:
Trim and tidy | Toss out any plants that didn’t survive last year and start fresh.
Take care of your tools | Sharpen your pruners and clean your trowels or treat yourself to a new tool set.
Test your soil | Apply your compost, but don’t forget to test your soil to make sure you aren’t missing any nutrients. A soil test kit can help you out here.
Prepare for frost | Be prepared for any cold fronts by making sure your watering system is ready for any deep freezes and stocking up on row covers.
Plan your beds | Get out your graph paper and dream up your ideal garden.
What was your most successful plant last year?Lettuce know and you might be featured in an upcoming newsletter.
RENT | Friday, Jan. 20-Sunday, Jan. 22 | Times vary | Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Cir., San Antonio | $49-$99 | Follow a year in the life of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side.
Saturday, Jan. 21
Wild West Wildlife Festival | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St., San Antonio | Free | This day will feature activities for adults and children, including arts + crafts, interactions with native wildlife, and hands-on demonstrations.
R.E.S.P.E.C.T. | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 8 p.m. | Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St., San Antonio | $35-$95 | Starring a live band, this electrifying tribute will celebrate the music of the legendary Aretha Franklin.
San Antonio Asian New Year Festival 2023 | Saturday, Jan. 21-Sunday, Jan. 22 | Times vary | Rolling Oaks Mall, 6909 N. Loop 1604 East, San Antonio | Free | Take part in festivities like dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, a karaoke station, and food vendors.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
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Changes could be coming to the Stinson Municipal Airport. The City of San Antonio is working with Garver — an engineering firm — on potential improvements which may include a new hangar and fueling facilities. If more passengers use Stinson, it may make flying out of SAT even easier. ✈️ (San Antonio Business Journal)
Leche de Tigre — a locally-owned Peruvian spot — is coming to Southtown soon. It will move into the space at 318 E. Cevallos St. (formerly occupied by Tutti’s). We’re looking forward to pairing our cebiche with a pisco and coriander cocktail. Stay tuned for the opening date.(KSAT)
The Lunar New Year is coming up and we have just the way to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit (or Year of the Cat in Vietnam). From Sunday, Jan. 22 to Saturday, Jan. 28, join Best Quality Daughter for its take on new year offerings. Snag your reservations.
If you’ve got plans for Monster Jam this weekend, leave the cars to the Alamodome and take advantage of the VIA Metropolitan Transit service to 100 Montana St. Park your car at 151 Crossroads Blvd. and catch a ride to the event for $1.30 each way. Check out the transit schedule.
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Today’s issue was written by Jessalin.
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