What You Can Plant In December
It’s time for the garden seed catalogs to arrive! Start planning your garden wherever you live.
In December, there are a few options for planting in the majority of the USA. Depending on the region and local climate, some possible choices for planting in December include:
Many cool-season vegetables, such as lettuce, spinach, radishes, and peas, can be planted in December in most parts of the USA. These vegetables can tolerate cooler temperatures and may even benefit from a light frost.
Some herbs, such as parsley, cilantro, and chives, can also be planted in December in many parts of the USA. These herbs can tolerate cooler temperatures and may even benefit from a light frost.
Garlic can be planted in December in many parts of the USA. It is best to plant garlic in well-draining soil in a sunny location.
Pansies and violas:
Pansies and violas are flowering plants that can tolerate cooler temperatures and can be planted in December in many parts of the USA. These plants add color to the garden and can be used as a natural pest deterrent.
It’s always a good idea to check with your local extension office or gardening center for specific planting recommendations for your area, as the best plants to plant in December may vary depending on your region and local climate.