Gardener’s To-Do List for December

Here’s a zone-by-zone to-do list for the month of December.


Try growing salad greens indoors in zone 4

December To-Do List: Zone 4
  • On a warm day, trim back and mulch perennials.
  • Collect the seeds from pods and seedheads gathered earlier—wrap up some to give as holiday gifts.
  • Check stored veggies—discard any with signs of spoilage.
  • Continue harvesting greens from the hoop house or coldframe.
  • Try growing salad greens and herbs in pots in a south-facing window.
  • Take photos of your property to decide what needs changing before snow cover obscures your view.