Gardener’s To-Do List for December

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


december is time to harvest citrus in zone 10

December To-Do List: Zone 10
  • At the beginning of this month, start cold-loving veggies, such as Brussels sprouts and English peas.
  • Most citrus fruits ripen now—remove and compost old fruit or use for slug traps.
  • Feed mangoes a shot of compost tea as soon as flower spikes appear.
  • If rainfall is scarce, provide at least 1 inch of water per week.
  • If frost threatens, be prepared to protect plants with row covers.
  • Keep harvesting beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, greens, onions, potatoes, radishes, and melons.