7 Best Plants to Grow in January
Thinking of preparing your indoor garden for spring? Check out these plants to grow in January.
One of the best ways to start the year fresh is to plan your spring garden as early as January. You might think that the gardening season is completely over because of the cold temperature and snow, but for gardeners, the cold season is the best time to start preparing your garden for the next season.
If you have an outdoor garden, planting crops can start as early as January. However, if you have an indoor garden, opt for hardy plants, such as cold-tolerant annuals or slow-germinating perennials. It’s also best to buy seeds during January since there’s only a limited supply each year. Plus, you’ll get the best varieties when you purchase every January. You can also ask your local nursery for the best plants to grow in January in your place since climates in every area may differ.
So, if you’re ready to start digging, here are the top plants to grow in January. Happy planting!
One of the easiest plants to grow in January is Amaryllis. It usually flowers for 7-10 weeks, around late December until the end of June. It comes in many beautiful varieties, including orange, pink, salmon, shades of red, and white. There are also multicolored varieties, usually combining these colors. Amaryllis thrives under partial shade. Also, it prefers well-draining soil. Keep the soil moist, but do not overwater it.
Daffodils are a hardy and easy perennial that you can grow by the start of the year. These bright yellow blooms are a fall-planted bulb, but you can make them force bloom indoors. It blooms best under full sun or partial sun. Plant Daffodils in well-drained soil and keep its soil moist, but avoid overwatering it.
Yes, greens such as lettuce, chard, and arugula are some of the best plants to grow in January. However, make sure to do a little research first if these plants suit your area’s climate. Most gardeners always choose to plant lettuce since it thrives in cool weather.
Hellebore usually blooms late winter to early spring. It’s also one of the easiest plants you can grow during the winter season. Plant your Hellebore in well-draining soil, and provide it filtered sun. Hellebore is a drought-tolerant plant, so check the dryness of the soil first before watering.
Narcissus is one of the most beautiful plants to grow in January. You need to keep its soil consistently moist but not soggy. Narcissus typically blooms in about two to four weeks, and it usually lasts one to two weeks. Provide it with partial sun.
Of course, peonies are one of the most popular plants to grow in January. They prefer a sunny location with well-drained soil. To plant container-grown peonies, dig a hole, remove the peonies from the pot, and put it in the hole. Make sure that the top of the root ball is level with the soil. Some plant parents might be intimidated by peonies, but they require little maintenance, so it’s perfect for beginners.
Snowdrops grow best in moist but well-drained soil. It’s best to place them on the shady side of your home. Snowdrops flower early in the year, so we suggest that you place them somewhere you can easily see them, such as near your window.
These are some of the plants to grow in January. For plant parents with an outdoor garden, you can plant root vegetables like carrots and potatoes. You can also plant asparagus and kale if you have enough gardening space. Check out our Plant Care blog to learn more about different houseplants and tips on how to keep your plants alive and healthy.
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