It may be January here in the Austin area, but we have the huge benefit of being able to literally grow year round. Sure, the variety of plants that will grow may decrease in mid-winter (as it does during those dog days of summer), but something can thrive in our kitchen gardens every single month. Yay!

Gardening in January means a little extra temperature watching on your part—what with those 80 degree days followed by the occasional frosty night (*sigh* Austin), so it’s good to have some plant covers on hand.

Whether your garden is currently empty or you’re looking to add something new to your kitchen garden to boost your winter production, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and do some planting. Take a look at our cool season planting list, and plant what speaks to you!



Arugula, Asian Greens, Artichoke Crowns, Asparagus Crowns, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Collards, Fava Beans, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Mustard, Onion (bulbing), Radishes, Shallots, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Turnip


Calendula, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Parsley, Echinacea, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme

Want a Planting Guide for the Year?

The Central Texas Monthly Planting Guide will help show you what to plant each month along with some helpful tips. Each month includes planting times every two weeks and will help guide you whether to start by seed or plant seedlings you have grown yourself or purchased from your local nursery. Having this guide at your fingertips will help you each year as you are learning and growing in Central Texas.

Central Texas Monthly Planting Guide

Take all the guesswork out of your seasonal planting.


And for those of you who don’t have your kitchen garden set up yet… the time to prep is now!

If you’ve been dreaming of having a gorgeous growing space and harvesting fresh garden herbs and tomatoes, this is your year to make it happen! Don’t leave your garden bed sketches and plant lists scattered about until the time to plant has already come and gone.

January is a great month to get your beds installed so that you can hit the ground running as soon as the soil warms a bit and we can plant those gardener favorites like tomatoes and peppers. That means new beds built, soil prepped, water lines laid, and planting list written.

Need More Help?

If any of that sounds overwhelming to you, we’ve got your back. Designing gardens and making your gardening dreams (or New Year’s resolutions) come true is what we love most.

Book a consultation with us, and we’ll come check out your available space, help you find the best locations, and lay the plans for your dream garden. The best part is, we’ll even build it for you.

If you’re ready to make this your best gardening year yet (or your first gardening year ever), schedule an onsite or virtual consultation, and we can get started!