Wednesday, November 8, 2017

November Gardening Tips....

From The Old Farmer’s Almanac….
  • ·        Continue planting winter vegetables, such as beets, broccoli, cabbage,      onions, radishes, and spinach.
  • ·        Continue planting herbs that like cooler weather, such as dill, sage, thyme, cilantro, fennel, and parsley.
  • ·        Plant cool-season flowers, such as carnations, pansies, petunias, and snapdragons.
  • ·        Now is a good time to plant ornamental trees and shrubs. Use dormant oil sprays to control scale on ornamental plants, trees, and shrubs.
  • ·        Protect citrus trees if freezing temperatures are predicted. Water a day prior and you may also use covers.
  • ·        Avoid any heavy pruning jobs, as they will encourage growth that may be damaged during the winter.
  • ·        Remember the birds. As you prune, make a small pile in the back of the yard for your feathered friends.
  • ·        Remember to water your lawn during dry weather to keep it healthy.
  • ·        Plant hardy annuals, such as poppies, pansies, and larkspur.
  • ·        Top-dress your perennial beds with a layer of compost.
  • ·        Be sure to water your shrubs and trees throughout the winter, especially if the weather is dry. Refresh the mulch around your plants to help retain moisture and control weeds.
  • ·        Remove the leaves from your lawn, as they can encourage disease.

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