Write On Rubee

An Arizona-based food, beverage and travel writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Also find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

December Vegetables and Herbs

One of the perks of living in Phoenix is our two growing seasons.  I plant in March and again in September and harvest about 10 months of the year.  Most of my plants are  from Vilardi Gardens.  My friend Suzanne Vilardi grows amazing heirloom varieties which you can find at the local farmer's markets.  These are some of the plants doing well in my December garden:

Red Romaine lettuce, Japanese Giant Red Mustard, Marconi peppers, Dukat dill, Lunga Violetta eggplant, and Red Russian kale.  

Tomatoes, artichoke, Ichiban eggplant, Bloomsdale spinach, Outredgeous lettuce, and poblano peppers. 

Ruby Red Swiss chard, Mizuna, Shishito peppers, I'toi's onions, Spigariello liscia, and Quarantina broccoli rabe.

Early Jersey Wakefield cabbage, King Richard leek, Forellenschluss lettuce, purple basil, Gigante di Napoli cauliflower, and garlic chives.

Florence fennel, Genovese basil, Moroccan mint, Nero Di Toscana kale, spearmint, and some of the seeds I've been sowing.