A new year means a new range of possibilities for your garden or allotment. Sowing this month means you have a chance of getting ahead and earlier harvests; though the weather is still bitterly cold, so keeping seedling in the right conditions is important.
Here are our top recommendations for planting in the month of January…
Veg to plant in January…
Aubergines can be sown this month – they need a consistent temperature for germination so heated propagators are best.
Basil can be sown and placed under a heated propagator.
Flowers to plant in January…
Sweet peas can be sown indoors this month – use toilet roll tubes as pots that can then be directly planted out into the soil.
Sow now for blooms next June to October.
Dahlias can now be sown into small pots.
Sow delphiniums now for summer displays.