DecemberDon’t be lulled into a false sense of security – December may be the depths of winter, but the garden is a demanding mistress and will expect you to be out and about at every opportunity! It’s cold, it’s dark far too early, and it’s often wet, but there’s still a few jobs that need taking care of through the coldest month of the year.

  • The remains of any old crops should be cleared away, and added to your compost heap or to your garden composter, tidying the area and preparing the ground for next year, A layer of compost can be spread over the soil once cleared, using one of your best garden forks to work the compost into the surface.
  • Vacant areas in the vegetable plot can be dug ready for sowing and planting in spring.
  • Now January is almost upon us, and the cycle will begin again