December SOW, GROW, EAT

Brussels Sprout Purple 2SOW – GROW – EAT

Veg growers – here’s what to do inside and outside this month!


Indoors & outdoors veg seed sowing

No outdoors sowings this month:

Sow indoors for high flavour winter greens

  • Salads in window boxes /pots: mustards, lettuce, mizuna
  • Micro veg in trays: basil, coriander, radish, pea shoots, sunflower shoots, mustards, lettuce


Young plants outdoors – keep them protected once any frosts arrive.

  • VEG: kale, pak choi, chard
  • SALAD: lettuce, rocket,  spinach, chop suey greens, mustard


What to harvest and eat this month:

Harvest crops! pick what you need, so you don’t have huge amounts to cope with, enough for today’s lunch or dinner.

  • VEG: Brussels sprouts, beetroot, celeriac, pumpkin, butternut squash, jerusalem artichoke, leeks, chicory, cabbage, kale, broccoli, carrots, parsnips
  • SALAD: pak choi, mizuna, chard, spring onions, winter lettuce, spinach, rocket, cress, mung beans, alfalfa
  • HERB: parsley, chives, garlic chives, coriander
  • FRUIT: apples, pears


INDOOR VEG – salads, parsley, coriander, chillies