Sunday, November 3, 2013

Gardenation - November Planting Reminders!

This month, according to various emails and websites (linked below), we can plant:

  • Angelica 
  • Asparagus 
  • Beans - broad beans, fava beans 
  • Beet
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cardoon 
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) 
  • Cauliflower
  • Collard
  • Endive
  • Garlic
  • Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke)
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard
  • Onion 
  • Pak Choy 
  • Peas
  • Potato starts
  • Radicchio
  • Radish
  • Rhubarb
  • Salsify (also Vegetable oyster)
  • Shallots (also Eschalots)
  • Spinach
  • Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) 
  • Swedes (also Rutabagas) 
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnip
All of them outside, since I guess they're the sturdy things that can overwinter without dying or get better with a little cold. 

Inside plantings:
  • Papaya seeds, for new plants; older plants in for the winter
  • New herbs
  • Sweet potatoes and remaining regular potatoes
  • Citrus
  • Remaining tropical fruit that wasn't harvested before
  • Camelia flowers will be opening up this month and into next; get some for vases and displays inside

Garden Tasks:
  • Prune berries if they've finished fruitingm and roses
  • Start early varieties of spring veggies if you have a greenhouse
  • Rake up leaves and dispose or compost (do this a lot)
  • Dig up non-wintering bulbs; plant out spring-flowering bulbs
  • Cut back and clean out the dead summer plants
  • Remulch trees and beds
  • Switch birdfeeders to the fattier winter blends
  • Preserve / Dry remaining herbs for the winter, or bring the potted plants of the tenderer ones indoors
  • Plant out any trees and shrubs you're putting in
  • Plant out most herbs that are grown and sturdy, or put up new ones inside to wait for spring
  • Water regularly, but not too much; plants are going into hybernation and don't need as much water
  • Prepare for freeze protection
  • Put away the tomato cages and summer trellises
  • Fertilize once
  • Take cuttings of plants and trees you want to root for the spring
  • Check acid-balance of garden soil and adjust as needed
  • Sow cover crops if you have big fields to do so
  • Make sure potted plants have space underneath so they don't get waterlogged
  • Divide perennials, houseplants and hanging bakets
  • Check that houseplants get enough light and moisture during the winter

Not all plants will work in all areas; this is a guide.

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