person in the orchard

The last month of the year is a month in which the Northern Hemisphere is very cold in a large number of countries, so when we ask ourselves what to plant in December in the garden there may be someone who looks at us thinking that we are crazy . But you know what? It’s not crazy.

It is true that we will have to take certain measures so that the plants do not suffer from frost, but for the rest … working in the garden in winter will be an interesting experience at least. Take note of the crop suggestions that we offer below so be it.

Before planting, build »shelters» for plants

Horticultural greenhouse

greenhouse for horticulture

Well, build or buy, you can too. The function of these shelters or greenhouses is precisely to protect the crops. Especially if we live in an area where frosts are very common, it is very important that the plants are not exposed to low temperatures if they cannot bear them.

En this article you have information about the types of greenhouses that exist and, in this other, on how you can make one.

What to plant in December?

Once we have the greenhouse or greenhouses, we can decide what to plant:

  • Chard
  • Endive
  • Spinach
  • Green peas
  • Broad beans
  • Radishes
  • Beets
  • Arugula

Of these, chard are plants that can be kept outside as long as the temperature does not drop below -4ºC. The rest will need protection yes or yes, otherwise they will not survive.

What can be sown in winter?

Lettuce seedbed

lettuce seedbed

Getting plants from seed in winter is tricky, but if you have a germinator (as this) you can take advantage of it and get a little ahead of the season. If we have it, the ones that will interest us will be:

  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Endive
  • Strawberries
  • Lettuce
  • Leeks

So do not hesitate: take advantage of the month of December and all winter to continue enjoying your garden .