What to Plant in January

Most of us don’t associate January with planting. Especially when we might still be clearing snow off the drive. However, there are still ways to exercise your green thumb, even in this cold month. Here are some different plants you can plant based on your local Utah landscapers hardiness zone.

Zones 1-5

If you live in these zones, you may still have to settle for planting indoors. You can plant micro greens to freshen things up. This can even include use plants you would typically plant outdoors, such as argula, mizuna, or beet greens. Our team of Utah landscapers know how important it is to have pride in our home and yard. Indoor plants can give you something to work on and look forward to.

Zone 6

You have a little more options if you live in Zone 6. You can start planting indoors vegetables and herbs, such as celery and parsley. Indoor flowers are also an option with snapdraons, delphinium, and begonia.  As Utah landscapers, we are excited to tell you that outdoor flowers are also possible for this zone. January is a chance to plant those tulip and daffodil bulbs that you might have forgotten in the fall.

Zone 7

This can be a tricky month for zone 7. The weather is hard to predict. However, this zone is also good for indoor vegetables and flowers. Start some vegetables to transplant later, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and lettuce. As for outdoor plants, plant seeds that do best with the unpredictable freezing and thawing patterns. These might be poppies, larkspur, or Niella.

Zone 8

If you live in zone 8, you can also get a head start on cool season plants indoors. If the soil isn’t frozen, start on your asparagus, strawberry plants and fruit trees. When looking for flowers, use easy annual flowers. Calendula, poppies, pansies, and larkspur are good choices. As Utah landscapers, we know that even these small beginnings can feel rewarding.

Zones 9-10

These zones have the most options for planting in January. Just as with previous zones, it’s a great time to start indoor vegetables and herbs. Cilantro, parsley, and other cool-season herbs can be planted during this time. You can get an indoor start on peppers, marigolds, sunflowers, and zinnia. For outdoor flowers, plant pansies, viola, and hollyhock.

Our team of Utah landscapers know that every season has its own beauty. Don’t miss out on this year’s cool season planting. It can help to brighten up your home after these long winter months. At Mellco Landscaping, we know how to help you create the backyard paradise you’ve always envisioned. Contact us our visit our website to learn more!

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