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December To Dos – it may seem like gardening time is over, but for many it’s still going strong. December is the perfect time to plant new fruit trees (if your ground doesn’t freeze), and to spray dormant oil if you didn’t do it over Thanksgiving weekend. It’s also time to give tools a cleaning. Sharpen and oil them whether you plan to use them this season or not. Seed catalogs will be filling the mailbox soon, so take time to go through your seed inventory for gaps in your supply. In warm-winter climates, now is the best time to plant perennials so they can take root over winter and jump in spring. Of course, if you have fall crops growing, harvest every few days, and fertilize every 2 weeks to keep the garden growing through winter. Plant a cover crop if you aren’t utilizing your garden this fall. Your soil will thank you in spring. For more To-Dos for December, check out this list.