December is a time to regroup and reflect, both on the year past and the year ahead. We are spending a lot of time planning out our coming year in the garden. As you can see, this month’s planting calendar is pretty sparse. The only thing we are putting in the ground this month is the hardy rutabaga (AKA neeps or swedes). We have finished pruning our fruit trees and re-potting and amending perennials. Next month we’ll be learning to plant bare root fruit trees, and after that learning to graft new varieties to the ones we have. Winter seems to be more for the trees than the veggies.