It’s the most wonderful time of the year! December is truly magical here in Central Texas because we can finally enjoy cooler weather but still grow veggies!

That’s right! Thanks to the climate here in Austin and the surrounding area, we can garden all year. December is a great month to plant some more leafy greens and get any seed orders you would like to add to your stockings for the holidays.

what to grow in december


We are now well into our Cool Season for winter. That means we should focus on plants that prefer temps in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. 
We’ve got a list of cooler-weather plants to plant now for a harvest in the new year! These plants can handle low temps when we get cold snaps and actually taste sweeter after a little frost.  
december what to grow

What Winter Vegetables to Plant in December

What Winter Herbs and Flowers to Plant in December

Calendula, Chamomile, Cilantro, Chives, Dianthus, Dill, Fennel, Pansy, Parsley, Oregano, Viola

Thanks to our mild winter, there’s no reason we can’t have garden-fresh herbs at our fingertips all winter long! Check out our winter herb guide to learn more about which herbs you can grow outdoors and indoors over the next couple of months. The key for growing perennials like sage, rosemary, and oregano, which will be so delicious in warm winter dishes, is to start with a mature plant instead of by seed. 

tips to get radishes to grow

How to Protect Your Plants During a Texas Freeze

Keep an eye on the weather during the next few months to help protect your plants during cold snaps. These plants on our list can handle light frost but will benefit from some frost protection to keep them productive. Read more about how to protect your garden
frost cloth for plants

Time to Order Seeds for Next Year

Now is the time to get a head start on ordering seeds of your favorite or new veggies you would like to grow next year. Many of the favorites go out of stock quickly. Order now to get a head start!

Here is my favorite seed companies to order from:

Renee’s Garden

Botanical Interest

High Mowing Organic Seeds

Need More Help with Winter Planting?

Lettuce Grow Something is prepping for winter garden installations, and December is a great month to get a new garden! It is never too late to begin a garden in Central Texas! Click here to grow with us!
Need help this month? Book a coaching session today!
Happy winter gardening!
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