It is time to start thinking about the vegetable garden. Cathy Isom tells us about the best veggies, flowers, and herbs to plant in January. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
The weather may be cool but if you’re itching to get the garden going, you’re in luck. January is a great time too start planning the vegetable varieties and even seeding indoors for those plants that will be soon be grown in the garden. Some flower varieties should also be started in January. In a warmer environment you can plant certain vegetables but must be ready for a frost. Indoor herbs are always great to grow in a sunny windowsill.
Start your favorite tomato and pepper varieties indoors, as they will take about 6 to 8 weeks to grow into transplant size. Late January is also a great time to get onion seeds going too.
Herb varieties to grow this month include: chives, thyme, oregano, parsley and basil.
Get your annual and perennial flowers going by germinating this month so they’ll be ready for spring. For annuals: Zinnias, Marigolds, Geraniums. And for Perennials: Rudbeckias, Daisies, Poppies, and Coneflowers.
I’m Cathy Isom…