There are a variety of vegetables that you can plant in January, depending on your location and climate. Some vegetables that are well-suited for planting in January include:
- Arugula: This cool-season leafy green can be sown directly in the garden.
- Radishes: Radishes are fast-growing and can be sown directly in the garden.
- Carrots: Carrots can be sown directly in the garden in January in most climates.
- Beets: Beets can be sown directly in the garden in January in most climates.
- Greens: Many types of greens, such as lettuce, spinach, and kale, can be sown directly in the garden in January.
- Peas: Peas can be sown directly in the garden in January in most climates.
It’s always a good idea to check your local gardening zone and consult a gardening calendar or guide specific to your region to determine the best vegetables to plant in January.
What is a garden zone?
A gardening zone, also known as a planting zone or hardiness zone, is a geographically defined area in which a specific type of plant is capable of growing, as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones. The gardening zones are useful for determining which plants will survive the winter in a particular location and can also be used as a guide for selecting plants that will thrive in a specific location. For example, if you live in a region with a gardening zone of 5a, you will be able to grow plants that are hardy in zones 4-5.
Follow the link to see what garden zone your location could be: https://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/