8 Vegetables to Plant in December {Zone 9}

Last updated 11/29/2020 | |

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Yes, you can plant vegetables in December! These 8 vegetables love the cold weather, and you'll be harvesting within 30 days. Includes recommended varieties, planting tips, and recipes for your harvest.

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Yep...it's officially winter. The ground is freezing, the air is freezing, and my toes are freezing. Bundle up along with me, and head out into the garden this month!

There are quite a few vegetables to plant in December that will continue to grow in the coldest weather. Some of them will be ready for you to harvest as early as January.

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This planting guide for Zone 9 will give you 8 vegetables you can plant in December for a great harvest. Let's go!

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  1. Joe Bane on November 14, 2020 at 5:24 am

    Hi Pam: My name is Joe Bane, and I live in Northern Virginia. I am fortunate enough to have several large chunks of land that I tend for my wildlife and myself. For example, I have planted several large tracts of land (12 acres) with turnips and buckwheat for myself and my deer, bears and turkeys. It is amazing to see the health of the animals (and me) after just two years of additional food and forage.
    Do you have any ideas about regenerating seeds that I can plant in December that will grow throughout the winter here? I’d like to plant something that I don’t have to replant every year if possible. I take frequent soils test to make sure the pH stays around 6.5 and I always hit my seeds with a little Nitrogen to get them started.

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