What to Grow in December

by on December 3, 2012


There’s no way around it, winter is here. For most of us that means our outdoor gardening pursuits are on hold until early spring. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what you can plant and grow indoors in the month of December.

Unless you have plenty of indoor space and time on your hands, you are probably better off waiting until mid-January at the earliest for starting the majority of your spring seeds. New seedlings can grow quickly and without the right conditions it is easy for things to get out of hand. That will mean seedlings that are spindly / leggy and not well formed. That’s not to say that you can’t get things ready and start a few plants from seed.


If you aren’t already growing herbs indoors, December is the perfect time to get started. A sunny window is all it takes to have the perfect lush, green addition to any dish, and if you like, you can transplant them outdoors into your raised beds in the spring. From parsley and oregano to thyme and stevia, indoor herbs are a great way to beat those winter blues and keep your garden growing when the weather outside doesn’t make it easy.


Be a renegade and start your tomato seeds indoors now. Sure, you will want to transplant them outdoors when the weather permits, but when you do they will be so far ahead of everyone else that you’ll be harvesting weeks before they even get their first tomatoes!

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