We all know the air and food quality in India has degraded considerably, whether one lives in or outside the capital city of India. Therefore, January is the best time to start cultivation of certain crops and vegetables.
Let us vow to make a green start to the year. Start with a vegetable garden and plant the winter vegetables in the next few months for a rich harvest. In this article there is a list of the best plants for cultivation in India in the month of January.
Before knowing more about what winter vegetables we are talking about? There are certain things which one should keep in mind while planning to cultivate these vegetables.
Winter plants are completely tolerant and can cope with harsh cold weather, but if heavy frosts are expected to disrupt, we can still coat them to provide extra protection. Any plant may be cultivated or seeded immediately outside to ensure that the winter garden is stored fully.
While growing outdoor winter vegetables, you can make use of plot, but there are certain plants that require a little cooling protection. In winter, these vegetables may be grown in cells and subsequently transplanted into the soil edge of an unheated greenhouse or grown under poly tunnels, bells and cold frames.
Nevertheless, the plants mostly vegetables which we are going to talk about do not require such special protection rather they are easily planted and can easily be taken care of even in harsh winter days.
Crops to grow in January
Following is the list of plants which one can grow during the month of January:
Brinjals: January month is best for all kind of Brinjals cultivation, as irrespective of the shape and size Brinjals will rise. At least 6 hours of sunshine, rich loamy soil and good drainage are needed. They grow quickly and in a matter of weeks we can harvest them. It is usually used as a vegetable in cooking. As a member of the Solanum genus, the tomatoes, peppers and potatoes are related. The skin and seeds of a tomato can be consumed, but it’s normally eaten fried like a potato. Eggplant is nutritionally poor in the contents of macronutrients and micronutrients, but it extends its application in the culinary arts by being able to extract oils and spice into its flesh by frying.
Lady finger: Ladyfingers also known as the Okra, is another one winter vegetable best suitable for a vegetable garden. It grows well in both warm and moist conditions in every form of field. However, it is best not to grow it for now if there is a frosty conditions in the field. Ideally, Jan-Mar is the best time to expand. Ensure that the compost soil for okra grows is also extremely rich.
Spinach: Dark, leafy greens such as spinach are essential to the health of the skin, hair and bones. Nutrition, calcium, vitamins and minerals are also supplied. The health benefits of spinach include better blood glucose regulation, reduced cancer risk and enhanced bone health as well as the availability of minerals and vitamins that can include a variety of various health benefits for those with diabetes. The cool January weather is the best time to begin the Spinach Gardens within 6–8 weeks of sowing.
Carrots: Carrot has always been said to be the ideal food for human health.
It’s nutritious, crunchy and sweet. Carrots are particularly well known for beta-carotene, vitamin K1, carbohydrate, and antioxidants. They have some nutritional advantages, too. It is a balanced food that assists in weight loss and is related to lower cholesterol and better eye protection. Depending on the variety, edible roots can be harvested in 80-100 days of seed sowing. About one and a half times the estimated length of the carrot should be loosened. Break the earth in order to eliminate root obstruction.
Bottle gourd: The bottle gourd can be large and oval, small and bottle-shaped and slender and serpentine and can grow over one metre long. Also known as Calabash fruits, these are of various types. Calabash gourds are commonly regarded as rounder plants. The Gourd was one of the first crops cultivated worldwide not mainly for food but as containers.
Even in January, bottle gourds are great to plant. The plants will be able to achieve their best returns by the time humid and humid weather begins. These are plants that are easy to produce. Good soil, good sunshine and the plant will be flourishing.
Well after knowing about the plants one might think that it is a very difficult job to make our own vegetable garden. To be honest plants do need care just like any other pets or humans who stay with us at our home. However, it isn’t that complicated or difficult as it seems. From the pictures one can see that these are all real life images from a person’s garden. Work for the month of December and get the delicious vegetables from the month of January.