January is the time to start your garden planning and seed sowing. I head to the greenhouse every morning to see if anything has sprouted overnight. Seeds I start this time of year include basils and salad herbs. There are lots of tricks to getting those seeds going. I have two tables with heat mats that will get me to the spring with starts.
I also know a lot of growers that are starting things I am not. At this time I am working on a seed starting class with Vicki Cook of 4CAg who has a beautiful farm on so many acres. If you are interested here is her link for more information. 4cagservice.com https://www.facebook.com/fourcagservice
Arcadia Farmers Market General Store will be carrying starter plants and veggies for your spring garden. Check out their Facebook page: Arcadia Farmer's Market General Store.
My favorite basil is a dwarf bush large leaf, heirloom French sweet basil. It has the most divine "bury your face in it" fragrance. Its a heavy producer and I am dreaming in January of lots and lots of Marseille.
Marseille in my basil garden