FGN January Issue

Thaw out winter gardening blues with spring planning

Secrets to warming up your garden plans in the frosty season ahead

Here in New England, January isn’t exactly prime gardening, but it’s certainly a great time to plan gardens while hibernating for the winter with a warm cup of tea and a stack of seed catalogs. Is there anything more exciting than the arrival of seed catalogues?! Over the last few weeks, they’ve been trickling in, and I suspect by the end of January, we’ll be swimming in options and new varietals for the year. Discovering the new varietals released each January is a most exciting time!

We are also excited about our new January issue of Food Gardening Magazine. Join us as we dive deep into garden planning applications, including an extra-long in-depth video reviewing handful of the top garden planning apps. If you have been wanting to try out one of these desktop or mobile apps but aren’t sure which one to choose or how much to spend, you’ll be able to cut through the clutter and tune into our favorites in Garden Planning Tools & Apps for the Savvy Gardener.

Speaking of garden planning, we’re also happy to announce there’s a new tab on our site for Gardening Kits! This is where Gold Members will find:

  • Printable Garden Planning Calendar Kits
  • Printable Garden Planning Kits
  • Printable Recipe Card Kits

Check them out now, and download your favorites!

But getting back to this month’s issue, there are also in-depth articles on three featured plants in our Hot Peppers Gardening Guide, The Everything Tomato Guide, and Oregano Gardening Guide. And, as always, more than a dozen delightful recipes are in store from the gardening guides highlighted in this issue.

Here’s a look at some of what’s sprouting in the January Issue of Food Gardening Magazine:

Plus, get ready to dive into the world of gardening excitement with our all-new 2024 Food Gardening Network Garden Planning Calendar!

The latest issue of Food Gardening Magazine features our deep dive collections on hot peppers, tomatoes, and oregano. You’ll get tons of tips for growing these three exciting plants, from choosing the type you want to grow to prepping your garden and all the way through harvesting and enjoying them in your kitchen.

Once you’ve harvested all of those hot peppers at the end of the summer, it can be daunting to decide how you’ll use them all. That’s why we wrote, What to Do with Hot Peppers After a Big Harvest.

While you’re busy planning this year’s garden, you’ll appreciate our list of The 10 Sweetest Tomatoes to Plant. Just about any tomato is delicious. However, some are more acidic or savory than others. Some tomatoes are known for tartness, while others have a distinct smokiness. There’s a tomato for everyone! But if you prefer your tomatoes on the sweet side, though, these 10 are for you.

And if you have a patch of oregano in your herb garden and struggle to use it best, read Oregano: How to Unlock its Unique Flavor for more ideas!

Take a look at the January 2024 Issue of Food Gardening Magazine for the full articles and start thinking about your garden!

About Food Gardening Network, a brand of Mequoda Publishing Network: Food Gardening Network was founded by home food gardeners and for home food gardeners—the mission is to serve gardeners with tips, tools, advice, and recipes for growing and enjoying good food at home. During the Covid-19 pandemic that began in 2020, it became apparent that home food gardening would grow beyond a hobby for many home gardeners. Food Gardening Network launched in January of 2021 as an all-encompassing resource for gardeners of all skill levels, with in-depth articles on planning, planting, maintaining, and harvesting home garden crops. Food Gardening Network also includes easy-to-prepare recipes so home gardeners can enjoy the fruits of their labors in delicious, creative ways.

About Mequoda Publishing Network: Mequoda provides actionable ideas, inspiration, and advice for gardeners, cooks, and crafting enthusiasts—with the goal of improving their lives and increasing personal enrichment and enjoyment. We operate five multiplatform consumer brands, including six magazines, 28 email newsletters, and more than 100 digital books. We partner with dozens of sponsors to help them market their products to our audiences. For nearly two decades, Mequoda has explored and expanded the evolving art and science of multiplatform publishing and marketing. With in-depth research, aggressive testing, and cutting-edge strategy, Mequoda has developed a reputation as an industry leader for building and operating multiplatform communities that serve, engage, and delight consumers, sponsors, partners, and affiliates.

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