What to Grow in December
December is probably the less appealing month in the garden, the short day and cold weather reduce the activity to a minimum and we also devote less time to the garden, since neither the climate nor the social events leave us much time on these dates.
But the garden is not paralyzed at all, we will always have things to do, either tending the few plants that remain, mainly by weeding, either by picking up the last harvest, or preparing the soil for the next season.
Anyway, there are still a few things you can grow in your garden in December. Here is the list, and I hope some gardening will keep you warm!
It is very easy to grow, the care is simple and you can even have them in pots. Great choice If you do not have much space.
You can plant a batch now to harvest in spring, in a well drained spot of your garden.
Radishes can be sowed anytime of the year. Remember to do successional sowing to avoid gluts of radishes you don’t know what to do with!
The broad bean can endure harsh and cold climates, so it’s an ideal plant for winter.
Early peas are planted between the months of October and February for a spring harvest.
Outdoor gardening is limited during the winter months, so it can be a great option to sow some herbs in pots in a guarded area.
Basil is a very common aromatic herb to plant at home and can be used to make some delicious pesto sauce. It is easy to plant , you only need to put it where it direct sunlight and go by watering frequently. Keep in mind that this is an annual plant that is to be planted anew each year.
One of the most commonly used spice in cooking is oregano, a plant of Mediterranean origin. Oregano is a very hardy plant, so you’ll have no issues growing it strong and healthy .
With a pot, some soil and some seeds, watering frequently and a good dose of sunshine, we can grow parsley quickly and easily any time of the year.
What’s in your garden at the moment? In our plot, we are harvesting broccoli and spinach as needed in the kitchen, and we hope to start picking some leeks soon. When (if?) it stops raining we might sow some garlic and plant some onions too.
Happy winter gardening!!