December — Gardener’s calendar

 
ROTATIONAL CROPS

CABBAGE FAMILY

(Cruciferae)
Sow in greenhouse or polytunnel: Oriental greens (to mid-month)

Harvest: Brussels sprouts; Asturian tree cabbage; winter cabbage; cauliflower (to mid-month); land cress; kale; mustard greens; Oriental greens; winter radish; swede


AMARANTH/BEETROOT FAMILY

(Amaranthaceae)
Harvest: chard & leaf beet; winter spinach


ONION FAMILY

(Alliaceae)
Harvest: leeks; spring onions


PEA & BEAN FAMILY

(Leguminosae)


CARROT FAMILY

(Umbelliferae)
Harvest: celery & celeriac; root parsley; parsnips


POTATO FAMILY

(Solanaceae)
Harvest: sweet peppers


MARROW FAMILY

(Cucurbitaceae)


SUNFLOWER FAMILY

(Asteraceae)
Harvest: chicory; winter lettuce; scorzonera


MISCELLANEOUS
Harvest: winter purslane

PERMANENT CROPS
TASKS