TOW N.H.Do in Dec - Garden

Mary Sue Ittner
Mon, 01 Dec 2003 21:52:06 PST
Dear Diane,

I am finding your calendar for things to do in December very interesting 
although I'm not quite clear what N.H. stands for. I'm going to respond for 
both garden and containers.

Here in Northern California I always plant my tulips in December after 
prechilling them. It is very nice when I am frantically trying to get seed 
started and bulbs planted to know that there is at least one group that I 
can put off doing until later.

I can usually still get away with planting seed in December although a lot 
of it is better planted earlier. December also continues the process of 
looking at my seedling pots hoping to see how many of the ones that 
germinated last year have returned.

As the weather is at last turning wet and cold I make sure that those pots 
that won't like that are moved to a more sheltered area. Some of the pots 
are growing well enough now that I can remove the wire that was protecting 
them from the birds.

How about some of the rest of you in other parts of the world. What are you 
doing in December in your garden and with your pots? This is summer in 
Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and South America. Diane couldn't 
recruit anyone to report each month on a regular basis so maybe you could 
take turns. How about in other parts of the United States and Europe too?

Mary Sue
Mary Sue Ittner
California's North Coast
Wet mild winters with occasional frost
Dry mild summers

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