#430 What can we do in January in the veg garden.

Join Richard in this weeks podcast with new theme tune and a slight tweak on the format. This week Richard is sharing what can we do in January in the veg garden. Richard also shares the latest from the plots.

Seeds to sow in January

Certain varieties of the following can be sown outside this month

  • Broad beans
  • Peas
  • Garlic
  • Shallots
  • Onion sets

The following can be sown In an unheated greenhouse or under cover

  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Spring onions
  • Onions
  • Turnips
  • Sunner cabbages
  • Summer Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Celeriac
  • Rhubarb
  • Parsley
  • Coriander

The following can be sown indoors or in a heated propagator

  • Chillies
  • Aubergine
  • Basil
  • Tomatoes but be warned this might get to big to early!!!!

What can we do in January in the veg garden

Tasks to tackle outside this month are

  • Prune apple and pear trees, gooseberry and current bushes
  • Clear old crops and weeds from beds, mulching with compost and manure as required.
  • Plant bare rooted fruit trees and bushes
  • Cover rhubarb with an old bin to force rhubarb
  • Feed brassicas with a high nitrogen feed making sure they are well netted

If its raining then head into the greenhouse or shed and tackle

  • Tidy up greenhouse and shed, cleaning windows to allow better light in.
  • Check over any overwintering plants for pests and disease
  • Move some potted strawberries inside for an early crop

And for those dark evenings

  • Finalise your plans for this year
  • Check through seed collections
  • Order any seeds and seed potatoes required for this coming year.

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4 thoughts on “#430 What can we do in January in the veg garden.

  • 04/01/2022 at 07:11

    Liking the new music mate very calming

  • 04/01/2022 at 17:56

    I have the same problem Richard i have been moving things around the allotment for years and have decided this years clear up if i haven’t been using it it has to go we have an area at allotments you can leave things for other people to use so loads of pots etc will be left there to clear my plot up. Really enjoy you podcasts keep up the good work Thanks

  • 05/01/2022 at 07:20

    I think its a common thing us allotmenteers do but this year we will get better

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