December on the Allotment

First Sunday, sunrise 7:50am; sunset 3:53pm | Last Sunday, sunrise 8:06am; sunset 3:57pm

Winter begins December 21 until March 20 with Winter Solstice, the time when there are fewest daylight hours of the year, also known as the Shortest Day of the Year or the Longest Night of the Year – lasting 7 hour 49 minutes 42 seconds in London. The sun is low in the sky. Once the Winter Solstice has passed the daylight starts to get longer and nights shorter.

A quiet month on the allotment as attention turns to Christmas preparations and daylight is short. Rainfall increases and flooding can occur. Collect tree leaves and use to make leaf mould compost.

Allotment Diary entries for this month

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