January gardening

Unless you reside in a southern state or are the proud owner of a heated greenhouse, you’re probably not gardening outdoors in New England, but you may be thinking about it. 🍅

Items such as seeds, trays, growing medium, shelves, lighting, and warming mats may be taking up part of your daytime thoughts.

If you are interested in a little history and some tips on searching for the perfect seeds at the right price, check out the CN blogger, Laidback Gardener’s Plant Hunting Season.

On Pegplant, a VA blogger, there is a comprehensive list of seed companies including their informational links.

Once you have your list of seeds, there is also step-by-step information on how to start seeds on the UNH Cooperative Extension website.

If you find the seed starting information valuable, you might also want to check out some of the other UNH Cooperative Extension home gardening plant fact sheets that cover topics such as flowers, shrubs, and ornaments, food safety, fruits and vegetables, gardening, lawns, livestock, and pests.

Still have questions? No problem. Call, stop in, or email the Education Center Infoline where NH Master Gardeners are available to answer your questions.

Want some other options to stay current about gardening topics in January, check out UNH Cooperative Extension on Facebook or Ask UNH Extension on Instagram.

Or, if you are wondering about the Master Gardener program, here is a link to the upcoming classes in NH. If you have questions about the program and would like to talk to a MG, feel free to send us an email.

While you’re there you might stop by and see what Strafford County Master Gardeners are up to on Facebook and Instagram as well because I can guarantee you that we’re all thinking about gardening even though it is January.

Don’t have the time or interest in starting seeds? We’ve got you covered there too.

Mark your calendar – May 20, 2018 – 16th Annual SCMGA Plant Sale, Durham.  🌷

Submitted by:  Judy V., MG since 2007


Strafford County Master Gardeners Association, part of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, is fifty+ gardeners strong, educating through gardening in Strafford County New Hampshire.
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5 Responses to January gardening

  1. Peggy Riccio says:

    Thank you for mentioning my website, now is the time to start planning your garden by reading seed catalogs!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Laurie Graves says:

    Lots of great links and suggestions to get gardeners thinking.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Oddment says:

    Warming winter thoughts! Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

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