Gardering in november

What to do in the garden in November?

November is the month that brings us slowly closer to winter.

The cold settles gently, it is the ideal time to harvest the last vegetables of the vegetable garden and prepare the garden for wintering.

Here you will find some ideas that will guide you to spend a nice month in your garden in November.

The harvest of the garden in November

The winter vegetables to harvest at this time of year, and which will delight your kitchen, are your root vegetables, such as turnips, carrots, red beets and celeriacs.

You can either freeze them or keep them in your basement. Broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts are to be delicately extracted by rotating them at the foot.

Your squash needs its harvest when its peduncle is dry. And if you have leeks, radishes and parsley left, it’s also time to take them out of the ground to flavour your delicious winter soups.

For a seasonal fruit salad, citrus, apples, pears and kiwis are harvested. If exoticism carried you with fervor, also harvest your kakis, kiwis and grenades.

November fruit and vegetables

November fruit and vegetables
November fruit and vegetables

Planting ideas for November

After preparing your soil, you can start planting leeks, peas and radishes, as well as arugula, tarragon and carrots under cover.

In your gardener’s calendar, note the November plantings for spring cabbage, white onions, beans, not to mention garlic and cauliflower.

On the sweet side, the small red fruit shrubs take their place during this month: you can install raspberries, gooseberries and blackberries with bare roots.

Gardening ideas

November is a very important month for the maintenance of the garden and the maintenance of the vegetable garden during the winter cold, because it is the time to put in place all the necessary precautions to protect the garden and help it weather the winter cold.

  • In the greenhouse, turn the heat back on and apply insulation such as bubble wrap, which will save you 5 degrees of heat and keep sensitive plants at a sustainable temperature.
  • Flowers: You can also plant thoughts, myosotis and daisies, but also the cloves that will bloom in the spring. I suggest you trim your roses. To do this, cut to half their current length, this will avoid bending under the weight of the snow. Enjoy to butter their feet and put the beautiful last flowers in a vase! Help your perennial plants to recover better when sunny days arrive. Thus, you can cut their branches to 15 cm from the ground.
  • Shrubs: Plant your shrubs in containers after soaking them in water.
  • The forced bulb method is to grow a plant out of season. It is to put the bulbs in a pot, enclosed in a cardboard box. Once germination is high, you keep them warm inside to enjoy beautiful flowers! Tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are the most suitable. 

As you will understand, you still have the opportunity to spend time in your garden in November. Take advantage of this special period to admire the fabulous nature and find it even more fertile in a few months.

What are you doing in your garden in November? Come and share your tips and ideas!