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Grow your own: What to plant in January 2019

Things can grow in January too you know.

Wondering what to plant in January?

As it happens, there’s plenty you could be getting ready for, seeding, sowing and planting.

After a fairly mild winter (touch wood), ground conditions aren’t the worst but you don’t need to be looking to the outdoors to start growing.

If, like me, you’ve got the urge to grow your own herbs or veg across the year, here’s some ideas to get you started.

Plant some herbs in January

How about we get the month started on a green note and go for some herbs and leaves to get the ball rolling?

Grow Basil, Parsley and Dill indoors

Lettuce and Salad leaves

Peter Donegan is a man very much in the know. Check out his simple-as-pie walkthrough on growing lettuce from seed.

Can I plant Garlic in January?

It turns out, you can, and it’s even easier to get started indoors. To start, grab yourself a fresh garlic clove (even better if you can go with something that hasn’t come all the way from China).

Get it into some compost on your window sill in a tub or pot cleaned out milk carton, and plant it about twice its depth under the surface of the compost.

Just a couple of ideas to help you (and me) along while January takes hold.

If you’ve got your own suggestions, I’m all ears. Have your say in the comments below.

Ken McGuire

Digital media head now mixing it up in the world of broadcast media. Formerly Any Given Food (2010-2015), calling the food haven that is Kilkenny home. Award-winning podcaster turned broadcaster, find me on air weekdays 3-5.30pm on KCLR Drive.

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