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Diversify your Garden in December:
Crops and Tips for a Successful Harvest

Introduction: The month of December in Mexico is favorable for planting various crops, allowing gardening lovers to take advantage of the winter weather. Discover in this article the ideal options for your garden during this season and the expert advice that will ensure success in your self-sustainability projects, providing fresh food throughout the year.

What is planted in December in Mexico?

December offers a range of crop options ideal for winter conditions. Here is a guide with recommended crops and tips:

  1. Lettuce:
    • Recommended varieties: romaine lettuce, iceberg lettuce, crespa lettuce.
    • It adapts well to cool temperatures.
  1. Spinach:
    • It can be planted in pots or in the ground.
    • Keep the soil moist and provide enough sunlight.
  1. Kale:
    • Cold-resistant green leafy vegetable.
    • Well-drained soils rich in organic matter.
  1. Radishes:
    • Short growth cycle (approximately 30 days).
    • Ideal for small spaces.
  1. Onions:
    • Recommended varieties: early white onion, yellow onion.
    • Choose varieties suitable for the season.
  1. Cilantro:
    • Add a fresh touch to your dishes.
    • It can be planted in pots or directly in the ground.

7 Broccoli:

    • Winter vegetable, grows best in cool climates.
    • Sow in seedbeds and transplant the seedlings.

8 Cauliflower:

    • Adaptable to winter conditions.
    • Sow in small containers and transplant after a few weeks.

Remember that these are just some suggestions; you can explore more options depending on your region. Enjoy a diverse and abundant garden!

Diversify your garden with crops that adapt to the winter climate and guarantee a good harvest:

  1. Green leafy vegetables:
    • Chard: Requires cool temperatures and is rich in nutrients.
  1. Legumes:
    • Beans: They improve soil quality and provide nitrogen.
  1. Root vegetables:
    • Carrots: Crop that adapts well to cool, moist soils.
  1. Garlic:
    • Ideal bulb cultivation for December.
    • It needs low temperatures for proper growth.

Tips for planting success:

  • Prepare the soil by removing weeds and ensuring good structure.
  • Use quality seeds.
  • Adequate irrigation to keep the soil moist without waterlogging.
  • Apply organic fertilizers or compost to improve soil quality.
  • Monitor and control pests using biological methods or organic products.

These are some crops that are recommended.

Name

Type of crop

Crop Cycle

Sowing Depth

Distance between Plants

Transplant

Harvest

Tomato

Vegetable

80-100 days

0.5-1cm

45-60cm

4-6 weeks

12-14 weeks later

Carrot

Vegetable

70-80 days

0.5-1cm

5-10cm

Not recommended

10-12 weeks later

Lettuce

Vegetable

50-80 days

0.5cm

30-45cm

4-6 weeks

6-8 weeks later

Zucchini

Vegetable

50-65 days

1.5-2cm

90-120cm

3-4 weeks

6-8 weeks later

Cilantro

aromatic

50-55 days

0.5cm

20-25cm

3-4 weeks

6-8 weeks later

Dad

Tuber

90-120 days

10cm

30-40cm

Not recommended

12-16 weeks later

Corn

Cereal

70-100 days

3-5cm

20-30cm

Not recommended

10-14 weeks later

Sunflower

Flower

70-100 days

2.5cm

45-60cm

Not recommended

12-15 weeks later

Lavender

aromatic

Perennial

0.5-1cm

30-45cm

8-12 weeks

12-15 weeks later

Chamomile

Medicinal

Perennial

0.2-0.5cm

20-30cm

Not recommended

8-12 weeks later

Prickly pear

Cactus

Perennial

0.5-1cm

30-45cm

Not recommended

8-12 weeks later

Remember to adjust the dates and conditions based on your exact location and the specific characteristics of your soil. Also, keep in mind that these are general guidelines, and local conditions may affect growing time and harvest.

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