Growing Your Own Food In JanuaryBetty the Butterfly's Blog
Despite the cold and bitter months of winter, there are a number of jobs to start doing in the vegetable garden to ensure that you're home-grown veg supply is bigger and better than the year before (although a lot of the bits and pieces to done in January are very much maintenance related, they are important to ensure a successful garden).
January at a glance: Mulch last year's leaf-mould into empty beds. Force rhubarb by covering with an upturned pot. Choose an area to start creating a compost pile. Install a water-butt to begin collecting rainwater. Plant onion seeds on warm windowsills.
We still have a very few carrots and leeks in the garden and this afternoon I noticed that the rhubarb is growing again. We haven't started any veg off yet because the weather is too bad and anyway we usually start it in March or thereabouts.