Vegetables to sow in December
The month with the shortest days and the longest nights, we can only hope that December’s daylight hours are cold and crisp with clear blue skies. Such days can be filled with warming winter digging and pruning, plus raking up and bagging the last of the fallen leaves. Wet days are perfect for planning the garden, deciding what Dobies seed to sow and grow next.
December doesn’t need to be a quiet month on the plot, with a handful of veg waiting to be sown. For large onions, seed can be sown during December and early January transplanting the young plants outdoors in spring. Chicory roots can be lifted at this time by cutting back the tops and potting up, which will force them to produce blanched, tender chicons with whitened leafy shoots. Vacant areas in the vegetable plot can be dug ready for sowing and planting in spring.
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