In The Vegetable Garden This January

Keep harvesting your parsnips and leeks as you need them.

Prepare the ground for early peas. Place a cloche over the soil this month, to warm up the ground a few weeks before sowing.

Remove yellowing leaves from winter brassicas, they don’t help the plant and can even harbour pests and diseases.

Inspect vegetables in storage and remove any that are showing signs of rotting.

Top Tip:

Protect potato grow bags with frost poctection fleece on cold nights if your greenhouse is unheated.


This Month's Key Tips
  • Now is the ideal time to start 'chitting' seed 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.