JANUARY SOWING GUIDE

JANUARY SOWING GUIDE

JANUARY SOWING GUIDE

JANUARY SOWING GUIDE

 

The best place for starting most suitible seeds at this time of the year, even in mild areas, is on a window sill unless you have a heated greenhouse.  Take care not to chill seedlings at night (a window sill behind a closed curtain can be much colder than the room) or to have them too wet.  Some varieties can be started under cloches or in a cold frame.

Baby Leaves – Astra Rocket, Catalogna Cerbiatta & Deronda Red lettuces, Pea Metoer, Red Wizard Pak Choi & Sangria leaf radish.  All can be used for salads and some can be used in cooking too

Beetroot – Bolthardy, Detroit  Globe &  Jannis

Broad Beans – Aquadulce Claudia, Monica, Stereo, Sutton Dwarf & Witkeim can be started in modules or pots for planting out under cloches

Cabbage – Evergreen

Carrot – Nominator (under cloches)

Chillies – hot ones such as Birds Eye, Orange Tyger, Scotch Bonnet & Habanero do best with an early protected, warm sowing

Cress – all varieties and types

Endive – Blond Full Heart, Catalogna Garnet Srem, Cornet De Bordeaux or Panaclieri

Kale – Scarlet

Leaf Beet – Erbette

Leek – Below Zero, Porbella & Warwick

Lettuce – May Queen & Rouge de Hiver

Onion – Dulce De Fuentes & Roja de Zalla  are particularly good choices at this time of year

Orach

Parsley – lots of choices

Peas: first early ones such as Avola or Douce Provence

Pepper – Thor likes a warm early start…

Radish – Cherry Belle, Malaga Violet & Tarzan F1

Rocket – lots of choices

Spinach – Harp is a good early choice

FLOWERS: Carnation, Eryngium, Hollyhock, Stocks & Sweet Peas

HERBS: Basil British, Coriander (indoors only), also Lemon Grass