In The Vegetable Garden This January
Keep harvesting your parsnips and leeks as you need them.
Protect potato grow bags with frost protection fleece on cold nights if your greenhouse is unheated.
Prepare the ground for early peas. Place a cloche over the soil this month, to warm up the ground a few weeks before sowing.
Start chitting potatoes for planting in spring.
While waiting for the weather to warm up, try growing your own mushrooms using one of our mushroom kits.
Plan your vegetable crop rotations for the coming season.
Remove yellowing leaves from winter brassicas, they don’t help the plant and can even harbour pests and diseases.
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 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.