Farmers' Almanac Gardening Calendar January 2014 9th-11th Fine For Planting Beans, Peppers, Cucumbers, Melons, And Other Aboveground Crop Where Climate Is Suitable.12th-13th Poor Days For Planting. Seeds Will Tend To Rot In Ground.14th-16th Favorable Planting Days: First Day Is Best For Planting Aboveground Crops And Especially Good For Peas, Beans, Cucumber, And Squash Where The Climate Permits. Last Two Days Is A Most Fruitful Time To Plant Beets, Carrots, Onions, And Other Hardy Root Crops In The Deep South And For Transplanting. All Days ?good For Starting Seedbeds And Your Flower Gardens.17th-21st A Barren Time.
On many occasions, we've been tempted to grow our own potatoes. They're fairly low maintenance, can be grown in a pot or in the ground, last a fairly long time if stored properly, and can be very nutritious (high in potassium and vitamin C). Here's more incentive: according to this article, you can grow 100 pounds of potatoes in 4 sq. feet. Learn how after the jump... According to this article from the Seattle Times, potatoes planted inside a box with this method can grow up to 100 pounds of potatoes in just 4 square feet. All that is required: