Zone 8 - What to Plant in January

Zone 8 - What to Plant in January

January is the time to start your garden in zone 8. To be ready for the last frost you should start all transplants inside in January so you're ready to go. January is your first window to start your indoor sowings and order your seeds for the spring season. The next two months are the most important for starting your vegetables on time. Start your tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables to be ready for spring transplant!

The Pruden's Purple Tomato, also known as Prudence, is considered to be one of the best heirloom beefsteak tomatoes in America! This tomato variety is an indeterminate, potato leaf plant that has heavy yields of 10-16 ounce, dark pink fruits. Pruden's Purple produces only very few seeds and is widely adapted.

The hardy American Flag leek is a good variety for both home and market growers. The attractive uniform leek has blue green leaves and white stalks. The American Flag variety has a very nice sweet flavor. This leek can be enjoyed during fall and winter. Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic seeds.

The Blush Tomato is part of the beautiful and tasty Artisan tomato collection and has a sweet, fruity flavor that is great for fresh eating. The delicious bright yellow tomato produces red marbling stripes when mature. The attractive Blush mixes beautifully with the other Artisan tomatoes.

The Sunset is a beautiful deep red looseleaf lettuce that is slow to bolt. The very attractive crinkled leaves make it a favorite in any salad or dish. This lettuce was an AAS winner in 1987, and since has been known to be a rare lettuce leaf. The delicious Sunset lettuce is a great variety for home and market growers alike. Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic seeds.

The Emerald Giant Pepper's sweet, juicy taste and crisp texture is a favorite among chefs and home growers! This organic bell pepper's thick flesh ranges dark-green to red. This pepper has been improved and selected for its heavy yields and disease resistance. Vigorous and prolific, the Emerald Giant's pepper plants will bear over a long season and is a wonderful choice for growing in the South. Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic seeds.

Part of the beautiful and tasty Artisan tomato collection! A sweet fruity flavor that is great for fresh eating. Yellow, round cherry with red stripes and pink interior marbling. Beautiful in mixes with the other Artisan tomatoes.

The Purple Bumble Bee Tomato is part of the beautiful and tasty Artisan tomato collection with a sweet fruity flavor that is great for fresh eating! This variety produces tomatoes with a purple color and a metallic green striping. The Purple Bumble Bee is beautiful when mixed with the other Artisan tomatoes.

Black Beauty is an early variety eggplant that has been a staple for over 100 years! This hardy favorite is now available in organic seeds. Known as the common market eggplant, it can get up to 1-3 pounds. This tasty organic eggplant is high yielding and will hold its color and flavor well. Enjoy the Black Beauty roasted on salads or as a meat substitute. Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic seeds.

The Speckled Roman is a plum shaped tomato with a great flavor! This tomato variety is a beautiful colored tomato and when mature, has a bright red skin with golden streaks. This meaty tomato has a thick flesh that is excellent raw in salads, and cooks quickly into different sauces.

Organic - The Cayenne Long Thin Pepper is a traditional medium heat cayenne pepper with a great flavor! This variety is a long and thin pepper that produces unbelievably high yields. These peppers will mature red and are wrinkled with a mixture of straight and curly fruits. Cayenne Long Thin is excellent for drying, pickling and fresh eating to spice up your chili or salsa. This pepper plant is bushy and reaches 26" tall. Conventional seed available.

The Rainbow Blend Swiss Chard will brighten up any dish! The beautifully colored and delicious Rainbow Blend is a mixture of different red, orange, pink, yellow and white chard. These stunning leafy greens are a staple to any garden or meal. The glossy dark green leaves have a crisp texture that can't be beat. Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic seeds.

The Orange Habanero Pepper is among the hottest peppers available! This Habanero variety speaks for itself as it is one of the most well known peppers for its hotness. The Orange Habanera will mature from a silvery green to a bright orange color.

Green Ice is a crispy loose-leaf lettuce that does well in hot weather! This variety produces an abundance of crunchy loose leaves. Green Ice's leaves are curled with deep green color. This lettuce is ready in just 45 days, it is among the earliest, yet will last well into summer thanks to its superior heat tolerance. Green Ice is one loose-leaf that just won't bolt!

The Sweet Banana is a delightfully tangy and colorful sweet pepper. This elongated, thick-walled pepper turns scarlet when fully ripe, but will stay sweet and mild. This pepper variety is a longtime favorite for its sweet flavor that is exquisitely pungent when pickled. Sweet Banana's prolific plant produces high yields.

The spicy flavor, attractive purple stems, and green leaves of the Hong Vit Radish makes it a favorite among many growers! This radish variety is also a very fast growing microgreen. The Hong Vit grows straight with hairless attractive purple stems. Micro Hong Vit's leaves add a spicy flavor, visual appeal, and bulk to mixes!

Get a head start with the early maturing Early Jalapeno Pepper. This pepper variety continuously produces a dark green, thick skin that forms to the shape of a cone. Enjoy the Early Jalapeno fresh or pickled on salads, dips or tacos!

Ruby Fresh hybrid swiss chard is perfect for market growers. Perfect for producing baby leaf greens that have bright red petioles with a well-defined venation. It has thick round to oval leaves. Ruby Fresh is a great choice for baby leaf or spring mix growers.

The Large White Ribbed Swiss Chard has a wide and flattened white stem. This variety is a popular heirloom chard that has tender and thick smooth leaves. The Large White Ribbed is very tasty and can even substitute asparagus when creamed.