What sow in January: list of vegetables and greens that can be grown in the garden in January. What to plant in the open field and what can be grown in the greenhouse.
The cold is not a limit for the garden, there are crops suitable even for the coldest months of the year. Who among the good resolutions for the new year foresees the preparation of the garden, the month ofJanuary may be the one to start with. On this page we will see justwhat to sow in January in the open fieldor in the greenhouse.
What to grow in January
Let's start with bulbous plants and all those vegetables that grow underground: it is obvious that carrots, garlic, leeks and onions grow underground, so don't fear superficial frosts.
What to plant in January
The great classics of the winter period are broccoli, cabbage, cabbage and vegetables from the same family that can be planted directly in the open field. Since we're all in a rush lately, let's move on to a quick list of vegetables and greens fromcultivate in January:
- Fava beans
- eggplant *
- melons *
- peppers *
- tomatoes *
- peas *
- rocket salad
- valerian and valerianella
- radicchio for cutting
Vegetables marked with an asterisk, after sowing in a protected environment, cannot be planted outside but kept in a greenhouse. In southern Italy, in fact, it is possible to anticipate the sowing of all those typical summer vegetables at the end of January as long as the cultivation, until March, remains in a protected environment.
What to sow in the garden in January
Sowing in the open field is, in theory, possible. However, the low temperatures of this period would tend to delay germination, so we recommend carrying out thesowing in Januaryin cellular containers and, when the plants have developed from 4 to 6 leaves, depending on the species, transfer them to the garden. Those who do not want to bother with too much care, and maybe, at the most, cover the garden crops with a sheet of non-woven fabric, can grow these plants in the garden in January:
How to grow garlic in January
Garlic can be sown from January to March. It should be grown in an area in full sun. There are many varieties of garlic, choose one to eat fresh or to keep if you intend to consume your garlic throughout the year. Garlic is sown in January and harvested between May and June.
How to grow basil in January
Yes, you read that correctly. In some cases it is possible to anticipate the sowing of basil towards the end of January. For all the info, I refer you to the guidehow to sow basil. Those who want to grow basil at home, in a protected environment, can continue with sowing at any time of the year.
How to grow carrots in January
Carrots are an evergreen of the garden. They can be grown at any time of the year. Of course, in case of frosts, sowing must be done in a protected environment and it would be better to continue with the planting in a greenhouse, however, for those who live in the south of Italy, there are no major problems in continuing with the planting in full. field!
Among the more unusual varieties, we recommend thesowingof purple carrot. The purple carrot is rich inanthocyanins.Anthocyanins are pigments belonging to the flavonoid family, have a high antioxidant power and, according to recent studies, protect the heart and prevent the appearance of certain tumors.
Those who prefer can take advantage of the online purchase: on Amazon a package of purple carrot seeds can be bought for 6.50 euros with shipping costs included in the price. For all information, I invite you to visit the page:purple carrot seeds.
How to grow cauliflower in January
Cauliflower is very versatile. It can be sown from January to September. Those who prefer can choose the purple cauliflower variety, also rich in anthocyanins. For the sowing of purple cauliflower in the open field, make sure that the temperature, even at night, never drops below 8 ° C, this means that those who live in mountainous areas in the extreme north of Italy will have to wait at least half spring.
For the purple cauliflower variety, I refer you tothis Amazon page, where a sachet of Sicilian purple cabbage seeds is offered at a price of 7.56 euros. Of course, if you live in Sicily it will be more convenient to find the seeds from your trusted agricultural consortium.
How to grow raspberries
Sowing takes place from January to March. Raspberries also want full sun exposure, and when temperatures start to rise, you will need to water regularly.
How to fertilize the soil before sowing in January
To avoid the use of artificial fertilizers, you can proceed with making the soil more fertile using a traditional peasant technique: before sowing or planting, you will have to proceed with a 30-40 cm deep plow in order to bury the manure well ripe or other organic fertilizer, compost is also fine as long as it is well decomposed and now transformed into fertile soil.