What to plant in January for seedlings
Most gardeners, especially beginners, often buy ready-made seedlings and plant it in the open ground in the spring. However, more experienced gardeners prefer to grow their own seedlings, because such plants have several advantages:
- Growing seedlings alone is much less expensive than buying them on the market / store;
- when growing seedlings, you can independently harden seedlings, thereby increasing their survival rate in a new place;
- varieties are available for cultivation which cannot be found on sale.
Now as for the seedlings, what of the plants can be planted in the middle of winter. First of all, let's talk about flowers. Flowers are sown on seedlings early in order for plants to rejoice in their flowering at the beginning of summer. Quite a lot of flowers are suitable for planting in January, but if you need to create a small discount, stop at three or four types.
- Petunia is the queen of the gardens. It turns out that planting this flower on seedlings as early as January, the only thing that should be taken into account, the culture when planting in a period so far from spring needs additional lighting.
- Begonia - no less beautiful flower. It is possible to plant a plant both in a common container and in individual pots; when the seeds germinate, the container must be covered with a film or glass (a greenhouse effect is needed).
- Heliotrope. To enjoy the flowering of this plant from the time of planting to the opening of the buds, at least three months must pass, some varieties bloom only after 110 days. That is why planting heliotrope should not be postponed.
- In January, it is also possible to plant practically all varieties of carnation, eustoma, lobelia, and garden primula on seedlings.
- For distillation by March 8, you can plant daffodils, crocuses, tulips. After drawing up the spring bouquets, the bulbs can be transplanted into a flower bed so that they mature.
From vegetables in January, you can plant the following:
- Pepper late-ripening varieties (Night, Paris F1, Capro F1). For better germination of seeds, they must first be soaked in a special solution enriched with minerals.
- Tomatoes. Tomatoes - plants that can not tolerate the cold, they have a long growing season. To start harvesting at the beginning of summer, the seeds must be planted on seedlings no later than mid-winter.
- Eggplants can also be planted in January. Since the culture is not particularly fond of transplanting, by the time the seedlings are planted in the ground, the sprouts must be strong, then the transplant will not particularly harm the vegetables. The minimum height of saplings is 30 centimeters, the minimum number of sheets is seven.
- Celery has a long ripening period - more than 5 months; in the conditions of the climate of central Russia, this culture cannot be grown without planting in January.
- Cabbage (meaning white cabbage) can also be planted on seedlings in the middle of winter, but only late-ripening varieties - Mara, Moskovskaya, Snow White, Kolobok are suitable for planting.
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