1. Vegetables To Plant In January
January is not an ideal month to start planting vegetables for a bountiful harvest because the cold temperature stuns the plants hampering their growth.
However, that does not stop an enthusiastic gardener, like yourself, from getting a head start for the year. Numerous vegetables such as onions and potatoes can be started indoors in a greenhouse or covered to protect the seedlings from frost and freezing.
Onions: Onion seeds can be planted inside of greenhouse for the seedlings to start growing early on. The onion sets can be later transplanted to the garden in mid-March or early April.
Potatoes: January is the perfect time for preparing the potato seeds. Start the chitting process inside a greenhouse or a covered shade for the potato seeds to sprout making it easier and faster to transplant them later in mid-March.
Cabbages: Starting the summer cabbages inside of a greenhouse in January is a great idea if you wish to have a bountiful harvest quickly. The cabbage seedlings can be transplanted outside in the garden in March or April after the risk of frosting has passed.
Other vegetables to consider planting or starting in January include:
- Fava beans (Indoors)
- Kohlrabi (seeds or transplants)
- Mustard (seeds or transplants)
- Onions bulbing (transplants)