westland garden health logo

Consumer helpline 01480 443789

10am-4pm, Mon-Fri

Seeds to Sow in January

Unwins’s top seeds to sow in January

Vegetables

January is a great time to plant vegetable seeds indoors including summer brassicas such as cabbage and cauliflower as well as lettuce and peppers. If you intend to grow onions this year, we suggest placing in a heated propagator.  You can sow broad beans in pots in mild areas, try placing them in a cold frame or a greenhouse.

Grow your favourite herb seeds on your windowsill to not only bring colour into your kitchen but also beautiful fragrance. It will provide you with beautiful fresh greens early in the year. Our Unwins Homegrown Microgreen Growing Kit is ideal for a wonderful windowsill display.

homegrown microgreens growing kit

Fruits

Why not give growing rhubarb from seed a try? Thinly sow in a heated propagator or on a warm windowsill. Germination will occur approximately 21-40 days after sowing.

You could even start off some strawberries in seed trays in a very sheltered spot.

Flowers

It’s is also a perfect time to start off some hardy annual bedding plants such as Sweet Peas or Antirrhinums (Snapdragons). Start sowing perennials such as Begonias, Dianthus (Carnations) or Delphiniums. Although, it can take a couple of years to reach flowering size, it’s well worth their slow start in the long run.

January is also ideal to start Lobelia under glass or in a propagator for planting up your containers and hanging baskets in the warmer months.

Seeds to sow this January

Fruit and vegetable seeds

cabbages

Flower seeds

  • Antirrhinum (Snap Dragons)
  • Begonia
  • Delphinium
  • Foxglove
  • Iceland Poppies
  • Pelargonium (Geraniums)
  • Sweet Peas
  • Dianthus (Carnations)
  • Lobelia

delphinium

What you will need

See our step by step guide on How to sow seeds

For a huge selection of Unwins seeds to buy online visit Marshalls Garden 

 

Related articles

January Gardening Jobs

January Gardening Jobs

Gardening in January means you can get a head start in improving your soil for this year’s plants and crops, and take essential time out...

February Gardening Jobs

February Gardening Jobs

February is the time where winter starts to fade and spring becomes closer and there are many gardening jobs to be getting on with. The...

Gardening in wet weather

Gardening in wet weather

When you’re faced with the prospect of gardening in wet weather, it’s natural to feel frustrated that there are many jobs you can’t do. However,...