What to Plant in December
The weather is getting bleak and the snow is around but we find out what to plant in December in the garden and the allotment. You may think that there is not much you can start this month but there is still lots you can get going to prepare for the next year in the allotment and kitchen garden. Here we will be telling you what you can grow this month.
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Allotment and Kitchen Garden Book
Are you starting an allotment or planning on growing your own fruit, vegetables, herbs, and flowers in a kitchen garden? If so we highly recommend the book Allotment Month By Month. This does exactly what it does on the cover to help you with what you should be doing in the allotment and kitchen garden each month. Below you can see the link for Amazon where you can purchase the book directly. This book is extremely popular with all allotment holders as you will read in the reviews:-
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What Vegetables to plant in December
In December the ground maybe hard from the frost or covered with snow so you may not be able to get everything planted. Here we look at what vegetables you can plant in December in the allotment and the kitchen garden.
Onion:- You can start sowing your Onion seeds this month. A good onion seed to sow is called Alisa Craig. To grow these sow them in a seed tray and put them on a bright windowsill in a warm room. Starting these off in December will help you get some big onions.
Lettuce:- If you have a polytunnel or a greenhouse you can still grow lettuce. A good variey of lettuce to grow in the polytunnel is Winter Gem or Arctic King
Broad Beans:– Why not start some broad beans off this month. these need be broad beans that can be started in winter. When purchasing them check the packet says they can be planted in December.
Fruit to Plant in December
December is a great time to plant fruit trees and bushes. This is because there is lots of rain which will help the plant take root and get growing. You should not really plant fruit in the summer months.
Blueberries:- You can plant blueberries in December but remember they need to be planted in erricacious soil to get the best produce from them. The best way is to plant them in a large pot.
Raspberries:- If you love raspberries plant some raspberry canes in December for crops next year. A great variety to grow are the autumn varity of raspberry.
Strawberries:- If you are looking at growing strawberries a good amount of plants to purchase is around 12. In a couple of years you could have over 100 plants from all the runners they send off at the end of the year. You will never have to buy a strawberry plant again
Rhubarb:- Winter is a good time to plant rhubarb crowns when the plsants are dormant. The wet weather will help them take root. However don’t be tempted to pick the rhubarb in the first year. Let the plant settle in.
Gooseberries:- Are you looking at growing gooseberries? You can either pick the sour variety which are green or you can pick the sweet delicious variety which are red gooseberries. These can be planted in December.
Flowers to Plant in December
This month there is not many flowers that you can plant for the garden and allotment. However don’t worry as the next few months you will be getting busy.
Geraniums – Start sowing your geranium seeds this month on a warm sunny windowsill. Sowing them early will get blooms lasting longer in the garden.
Tulips:- If you have not planted any tulip bulbs you still have plenty of time to get them in the ground. They will still do great and make a great attraction in the garden.
We hope you have found this information useful. Check out what jobs need doing in the garden and allotment here.