Seeds to sow in january

There is a general rule to not sow any seeds 6 weeks either side of Christmas, as there is just not much energy from the sun available in terms of both light and heat and seeds and seedlings can struggle to get going.

There are some seeds that can be sown in January but there are caveats to this – see below:

Unheated in module trays or pots under cover from mid-Jan:

With heat for germination and then unheated undercover:

With continuous heat and light – ADVANCED! Plants will get very weak and leggy without the right amount of heat and light:


  • Poppiessome people sprinkle poppy seeds onto fallen snow in the winter

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