Welcome to November, a time commonly characterized by dropping temperatures and plants heading dormant in response. Some trees drop leaves, perennials may possibly die again for the period, and your garden will sluggish its progress. On the other hand, this does not imply your enjoyable in the garden requires to end winter is frequently a great time to operate exterior and love your crops in advance of sizzling weather returns in a couple brief months.
Drinking water significantly less, will not fertilize
With the changeover out of daylight conserving time, it is time to rrigate your garden a greatest of one particular working day a 7 days. This is a regulation from the St. John’s Drinking water Management District that really should be adopted to preserve drinking water and strengthen the health of your grass. If your home has an odd deal with, irrigate on Saturday and if you have an even address, do the exact same on Sunday.
Try to remember that these watering times are only if essential, so if it is been raining you almost certainly really don’t want to irrigate at all.
Also, you turf does not need fertilizer at this time of calendar year so wait to set any vitamins and minerals on the lawn right up until at least April 15. Anything applied now will be a squander of your revenue and is possible to conclude up in area waterways or groundwater.
At last, it is regular for your garden to reduce some color and transform a browning colour in the winter. The greatest issue to do is not fear and wait for it to green back up in the spring.
November is a terrific time to get out and get started a new vegetable yard. Lots of crops will produce through our winters this kind of as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and lettuce. In the summertime, our weather leads to these vegetation to go to seed early, known as bolting, and ruins their flavor. If you have hardly ever completed so, there is a terrific emotion of accomplishment that will come with the initial meal that includes make you have grown yourself.
For extra information and facts on vegetable gardens, look at out the Florida Vegetable Gardening Information at edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vh021.
View for frost
Even though it has been unusual considering the fact that I have lived in this spot, mid-November is commonly when we commence to look at for frosts and freezes. If temperatures glimpse like they will tumble low sufficient, protect your crops that need to have it.
Pull in tropical and tender vegetation that are in pots to warmer spots or consider employing frost fabric if they are planted in ground or just way too large to move. Recognizing your plants is important right here and excellent planning on what you involve in your yard and picking out the proper location can direct to considerably less plant problems from the chilly and less do the job for you as nicely.
Some vegetation will inevitably get strike with frost and may possibly switch black or brown or die back. In several situations it is improved to go away this useless substance on the plant by way of the wintertime as it can safeguard the crown of the plant, which is at the foundation of the stem from long term chilly by the wintertime.
All over the slide, stores generally market chrysanthemums (“mums” for brief) because of their autumnal shade palette of reds, oranges, and yellows. On the other hand, did you know that these can survive in the landscape immediately after their use as a decoration is around?
Plant chrysanthemums in comprehensive solar, ideally in a spot with moist, but properly-drained soil. In periods of drought, they may well involve a tiny little bit of water to hold them heading but following establishment they are very hardy. Most of the calendar year they are just a inexperienced mass but in fall, they actually do start out to bloom incredibly very well and can get some width to them in the proper conditions.
A single idea is to make guaranteed you are buying and planting back garden mums, which are a great deal much better suited to our local weather than florist mums.
Things to plant in November
Veggies: Arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collards, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, endive, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard, onions, radish, spinach and turnips.
Herbs: Cilantro, dill, fennel, parsley, sage and thyme.
Annuals: Calendula, dianthus, delphinium, foxglove, larkspur, ornamental cabbage and kale, pansy, petunia, shasta daisy and snapdragon.
Bulbs, tubers, rhizomes, or corms: African lily, amaryllis, Aztec lily, calla lily, iIris, kaffir lily, lily, walking iris, spider lily and zephyr lily.
Wayne Hobbs is an extension agent in environmental horticulture for Clay County.