Well, it’s December, and let’s be honest: most of us are pretty busy with the indoor bustle of the holiday season and are happy the garden is in a self-tending way. So far, November and December have been relatively mild, and I’ve still got tender herbs like lemon verbena growing well in sheltered locations. Harvesting continues, at a languid, as-you-need-it-pace.
Plan & Purchase
The first of the seed catalogs are probably arriving in your mailbox. If you’re not seeing them, go get on some mailing lists! On freak sunny days, escaping to your yard with Muck Boots on your feet and a seed catalog in hand can be the perfect antidote to holiday
If you have a very clear idea of what your garden plans are, by all means place your seed and fruit tree orders now. Some companies, like Raintree, encourage early ordering by sweetening your deal with free plants or last year’s pricing.
If you’re still deciding on the plan for next year, just know that you have all January and February before you really have to know what you’re doing. So don’t sweat it.
How is your winter garden holding up?