Planting Calendar: January

“To make full use of our mild climate, you must break out of the spring-to-fall gardening pattern and begin to see the year as continuous, overlapping seasons.”

Pam Pierce, Golden Gate Gardening

Cabbage in January (I use row covers, the white material you see in back, to extend the range of what I can plant.)
Cabbage in January (I use row covers, the white material you see in back, to extend the range of what I can plant.)

What to Plant Now

I’m constantly running experiments in my garden to see what works and what fails, because every garden’s microclimate is affected by so many factors. If you’re ready to do some gardening but you’re not sure where to start, I’ve culled these suggestions for coast side gardeners from the charts in my well-thumbed copy of Golden Gate Gardening.

“Foggy” areas are directly exposed to coastal fog frequently, with few or no intervening hills. “Sunny” areas are closer to Skyline, with hills or directional sun exposure that moderate the fog, but more frequent exposure to freezing temps.

Artichoke

Cabbage starts (“sunny”)

Collards

Garlic (“sunny”)

Kohlrabi (“foggy”)

Leek (“foggy”)

Lettuce (“sunny”)

Mustard

Onion (seeds or bulbs)

Radish (“sunny”)

Rhubarb

Shallots (“sunny”)

Sunchoke (“sunny”)

Turnip

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