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December in the Garden

By November 29, 2023Beet 2023 12 December

This is the last article in the series concerning yearlong gardening based on the Gardening Guide for the Rogue Valley – Year Round & Month by Month by the Jackson County Master Gardeners Association.   I hope that you have enjoyed the articles.

In December, there is not much to do in the garden depending on what you want to grow next Spring and Summer.

By caring for our gardens, we are also caring for ourselves – physically, mentally, and emotionally.

December is the time to:

  • Inventory any leftover seeds.
  • Request garden catalogues.
  • Continue to check your stored harvest of vegetables and fruits.
  • Dig and divide rhubarb. This should be done every four years.
  • Start to plan your garden(s) for next year. Evaluate what grew well in your garden this year and what changes you would like to make for this coming year. Maybe consider growing a new variety of vegetable.




Garden Guide for the Rogue Valley – Year-Round & Month by Month. This book contains a wealth of gardening information. You can purchase it at our local Grange Co-op or at the OSU Extension office for $21.00. It can also be purchased on-line at  Note that a shipping fee will be applied.



Happy Gardening

Garden For Life