january garden

january gardenThe long nights and bitter cold days of January are perfect for garden dreaming. It’s time to spark some garden inspiration!

Talk To Your Friends

Take advantage of the slower season and visit with friends to learn what worked well in their garden last year.  What are their favorite seeds?

Here are some favorites of Incredible Edible Milbridge gardeners:

Greens

  • seedsButtercrunch Bibb Lettuce
  • Green Ice Loose Leaf
  • Esmeralda Bibb
  • Annapolis Romaine
  • New Red Fire Loose Leaf
  • Redbor Kale

Peas & Beans

  • Provider Bush Bean
  • Scarlet Runner pole Bean
  • Purple Trionfo Violetto Pole Bean
  • Maxibel Haricot Vert
  • Super Sugar Snap Pea 5′ high

Tomatoes

  • Tomatoberry (really firm cherry tomatoes that store well and look like strawberries)
  • Sungold Cherry Tomatoes
  • Sweet 100 Cherry Tomatoes
  • Chocolate Cherry Tomatoes
  • Opalka or Polish Linguisa Paste Tomatoes

Peppers

  • Garden Salsa pepper
  • Jalapeno Goliath Hybrid
  • King Arthur Hybrid (Fat n Sassy)
  • Banana Fingerlings tubers
  • Ichiban Japanese Eggplant

Cucumbers

  • Summer Dance Cukes
  • Diva Cukes

Miscellaneous

  • Alisa Craig Onion Seeds
  • Prisma Shallot Seeds
  • Prodigy Carrot
  • Bulls Blood Beet
  • Graffiti Cauliflower
  • Cheddar Cauliflower
  • Packman Broccoli

Order Your Seeds!

It’s definitely time to place your seed order.  Popular seeds will go fast and by the end of the month some varieties will already be sold out. Check out last month’s article for our list of seed companies.

Find a Sunny Window for Micro Greens

Growing microgreens on plastic white cupThere’s no better way to assuage the need to jump start the gardening season than with a window garden of micro greens. Click here to learn how.

Layout Your Garden and Mix Things Up

Grab some graph paper and lay out next year’s garden. In your planning, remember that large groups of the same veggie make an easy target for pests, so mix things up! The soil nutrients become depleted when the garden plot is home to the same type of plant every year, so rotate your plantings.

If you want to have a little fun with your garden planning, check out this fun online garden tool:

garden plan

Find a Little Inspiration

Check out our Pinterest Board: Edible Garden Inspiration

 

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