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Seedlings to Start in January

Seedlings to Start in January

In January it is usually pretty cold outside, luckily we have electric heaters and furnaces! Want your garden to thrive in spring, then start your seedlings now! Here are some Seedlings to Start in January.

Onions

If you are want to get something started early, onions are a great option. Onion seedlings need at least eight weeks to grow large enough for transplanting. Choose a day to transplant your onions from pot to garden, count back eight to ten weeks and start your onion seedlings. Depending on where you live the eight to ten weeks could take you anywhere from the beginning to the end of January.

Herb Gardens

Most herbs grow quickly. However the slowly growing herbs require eight to ten weeks to grow large enough for transplant. Like with the onions, choose a day to transplant your onions from pot to garden, count back eight to ten weeks and start your seedlings. Unlike the onions herbs are easy to transplant. Any time you feel it is getting too cold outside bring your herb inside for the night. Or if you like the smell keep growing your herbs inside all year! Herbs you can plant in late January include, basil, oregano, thyme, chives and parsley.

Lettuce

I like to have my lettuce in the ground by mid March. Starting my lettuce seedlings in mid January gives my lettuce just enough time to grow large enough for transplant. Starting lettuce in mid January will hopefully give you two good harvests by mid April! Make sure to start your lettuce in larger pots, lettuce needs space to grow down and out! Plant each seedling three to four inches apart.

Spinach

Spinach is a hardy plant but spinach does not transplant well. Spinach has a deep central tap root that doesn’t like being disturbed. When starting spinach seedlings use a larger container at least three inches deep,. The extra space will ensure there is a lot of space around the root ball!

If you decide to grow seedlings inside make sure you have a nice place for each plant. These plants need water, sunlight and fresh air. It help to know something about Container Planting. The above list is only a small number of the available Seedlings to Start in January.

If you have more Seedlings to Start in January please leave them in the comments!

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