Time to Start Planting!

I can hardly believe it is already January 13th, I've been slacking big time! As we head into the remainder of January (Birthday Month!), one of my big tasks this week is get going on planting.

A lot of people think you can't start planting until the end of March, but that isn't true. Especially because we live somewhere as mild as San Diego (no Polar Vortex here - it's going to be 81 degrees today) January is a great time to get going with your garden. Some seeds you can start inside and have ready to transplant in a couple months!

What to Plant in January

Tomatoes and Peppers


Get a head start on the growing season by starting your tomato 
and pepper seeds indoors. 

Suggested tomato variety: 
BrandywineCherokee PurpleRomaSweetieHeirloom Blend




Most tomatoes and peppers will take 6-8 weeks to reach transplant size 
so plan according to your climate zone!

Suggested pepper variety: 
California WonderEarly JalapenoSweet BananaSuper Chili

Onions



Late January is a great time to start your onion seeds indoors if you live in a warmer gardening zone (6-10) For zones 1-5 start your onion seeds in mid-late February. Let the onions grow to 5-6 inches tall and cut tops off so they will be only 3 inches. Repeating this until they are transplanted helps strengthen the roots and health of the onions.

Suggested onion varieties: 
Sweet White Walla WallaCandy HybridYellow Sweet SpanishNebuka Evergreen


Herbs


Herbs are definitely the most popular indoor plant to grow 
throughout the winter months.
 Try your hand at these 5 most popular herbs. 

Suggested variety: 
Basil, Chives, Oregano, Parsley, Thyme.

I've already started my basil, oregano, mint, rosemary and lavender!


Annual and Perennial Flowers



Now is a great time to get your spring flowers germinating and ready for spring! There are many different varieties of annuals and perennials with different grow times. Pay attention to grow times so that your flowers are ready to be planted after last frost. 

Below are some good varieties to start in January for a last frost in March and April!

Annuals: Zinnas, Marigolds, Geraniums
Perennials: Rudbeckias, Daisies, Poppies, Coneflowers


Happy Planting! ♥





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