November Gardening Tips
November is a great time to plant new vegetables and flowers. It is also a good time to do some gardening jobs that will keep your garden healthy throughout the winter. In the colder areas of the country, this is especially important.
Some of the most important tasks to do in your garden during this month include raking leaves, mulching plants and putting away tools. These tasks are important to get done before the weather turns too chilly for your gardening projects and they will make a big difference when it comes time to replant next spring.
* Plant flowering bulbs in containers, such as daffodils, tulips and hyacinths. These varieties will put on a wonderful show of colour in your garden in the spring.
These early-blooming varieties are also perfect for kids to plant, as they take a while to grow but are a real treat when the blooms are ready to harvest. They also provide a great alternative to the traditional cottage flowers.
Keeping your garden clean is another job to do in November, as it is important to clear out the tangled mess of dead plants after the first frosts have hit. Taking the time to clear out your beds in the fall will help you prepare them for a good harvest come spring.
If you live in a cool, temperate climate and your soil is nutrient-rich, November is a good time to grow kale and other leafy greens. These vegetables will grow well if you plant them directly in the garden from seed, and they are very nutritious for you too!
Carrots, radish and broccoli are also ideal crops to plant this month. These are hardy and frost tolerant vegetables that can be grown in the home vegetable garden or in a greenhouse, says Nicole Burke. They are easy to grow from seed and are a fantastic addition to any kitchen garden,’ she says.
You can also plant herbaceous perennials, such as dill and fennel, in the ground in November, according to Mr Mitford. ‘The soil will be warm enough for these plants to germinate, and you should be able to thin them out after they have grown a little bit. This will help improve their overall health and appearance,’ he says.
Alternatively, you can plant ornamental kale and cabbages in pots. These look beautiful when combined with other plants such as roses, daffodils and pansies.
You can also plant herbs like thyme, oregano and parsley in November to grow inside during the winter. These herbs will also keep you and your family healthy over the colder months.
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