January

In The Vegetable Garden in January

Harvest parsnips and leeks.

Star chitting potatoes for planting in Spring.

You can start growing potatoes in containers under cover for a very early crop. Potato patio planters are ideal for growing early potatoes in small spaces.

If you’d like to grown early peas, place a cloche over the soil to let it warm up for a few weeks prior to sowing.

While waiting for the weather to warm up, try growing your own mushrooms using one of our mushroom kits.

 

Top Tip:

If your greenhouse is unheated, protect you potato grow bags with horticultural fleece on cold nights.

This Month's Key Tips
  • Now is the time to start 'chitting' see potatoes ready for planting in spring.
  • Plant any seeds ready for the early spring season.
  • Clean old pots and seed trays ready for sowing and planting.
  • Start forcing rhubarb.
  • Recycle your Christmas tree by shredding it for mulch.