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What To Plant In January

Welcome to a new year and to a new garden! If you live in a cold snowy area, this is the perfect time to plan out your garden, order seeds, and get ready to start seeds indoors. If you live in a warmer climate, you may be able to start your cold weather vegetables now, or even have a thriving full garden. Here’s what to plant in January!

 Welcome to a new year and to a new garden!  You may be able to start your garden now.  Here's what to plant in January!

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What To Plant In January By USDA Plant Hardiness Zone

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zones are created by dividing the United States into various zones based on their coldest temperatures. These zones are helpful in giving us an idea of what is likely to grow well in a given location at each time of year.

Of course, your micro climate makes a big difference too. The individual characteristics of your property, and even spaces within your garden can create warmer and cooler areas where specific plants may thrive.

All of the plants suggested below can be grown without season extenders. If you are using a greenhouse, cloches, or covers, you may even be able to grow more than what’s listed for your zone.

Zones 2-5 don’t have much to plant, but you can start hardy seeds such as onions and cauliflower next month, so your time is coming soon!

Zone 6

Finally you get to plant! Celery and chicory can be started now indoors to get them ready to go out in four to six weeks.

Zone 7

Zone 7 can start some things indoors, such as broccoli, celery, and kale. Outdoors, it’s time to start planting cabbage, carrots, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, radishes, spinach, and turnips!

Zone 8

If you live in Zone 8, I hope you have a greenhouse or a lot of space, because indoors it’s time to start these vegetables:

  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Gooseberry
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard Greens
  • Parsley
  • Parsnips
  • Peppers
  • Rosemary
  • Swiss Chard

Directly outdoors it’s time to plant cabbage, kholrabi, onion, peas, spinach, and turnips.

Zone 9

It’s gardenpalooza time for Zone 9! Here’s are the seeds you can start indoors in January:

  • Artichokes
  • Arugula
  • Canteloupe
  • Coriander
  • Endive
  • Leeks
  • Marjoram
  • Marrow
  • Oregano
  • Parsnips
  • Peppers
  • Pumpkin
  • Rosemary
  • Tomatoes

And here’s what to plant in January directly outdoors in zone 9:

  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Corn salad
  • Kholrabi
  • Pak Choi
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Radish
  • Shallots
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnip
  • Yam

Zone 10

If you live in zone 10, start these vegetables indoors now:

  • Arugula
  • Cantaloupe
  • Beans
  • Coriander
  • Eggplant
  • Endive
  • Fennel
  • Leeks
  • Marjoram
  • Marrow
  • Okra
  • Oregano
  • Peppers
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Tomatoes

Zone 10b can also start basil now.

And plant these right into your garden!

  • Amaranth
  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Borage
  • Broccoli seedlings
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Collards
  • Kale
  • Kholrabi
  • Mustard Greens
  • Pak Choi
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Radish
  • Rutabaga
  • Shallots
  • Snow Peas
  • Spinach
  • Spring onions
  • Sunflowers
  • Turnips

And if you live in zone 10b you also can plant New Zealand spinach and okra directly into the garden.

Zone 11

This is prime garden time for zone 11. Get busy! Cucumbers, loofah, marrow, and tomatillos should all be started indoors. Everything else goes right outside! These include the following:

  • Basil
  • Beans
  • Canteloupe
  • Chinese Cabbage
  • Chives
  • Cordiander
  • Dill
  • Eggplant
  • French Tarragon
  • Gooseberry
  • Marjoram
  • New Zealand Spinach
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Sunflower
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon
  • Zuchinni

Zone 12

Get this garden going now before the weather doesn’t cooperate. Here’s what to plant in January for zone 12:

  • Basil
  • Beans
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cucumbers
  • Dill
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Ginger
  • Loofah
  • Marrow
  • New Zealand Spinach
  • Parsley
  • Peppers
  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet Potato
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon
  • Zuchinni

Zone 13

And finally, zone 13 can plant all the same things Zone 12 can, except for watermelon and zucchini, which will not grow well.

Have fun gardening!

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