Winter Gardening in November
Winter gardening is really important for your garden; the arrival of autumn grey weather should not mean the end of every gardening activity. The ground and plants need to be prepared to face winter, in order to be even more beautiful for next spring! So be ready to put your gloves on and get dirty, it is for your garden’s good!
November, time to plant a wide range of vegetables!
This is a crucial period when it comes to raise bush, trees and shrubs. Choosing to plant in November is choosing a better dig in, due to the first frost periods. It will allow your plants to have a better spring growth and a better flowering.
Time to plant your spring bulbs
There is not much time left to plant spring bulbs, as the ground will soon be too hard. It is also the last few weeks when it comes to planting tulips, snow-drops and even crocuses. As the ground of your garden is maybe already hard to dig in, this must not be a demotivational element, just use a bulb dibble to make it easier.
Softwood and bush should be cut now!
The before-winter cut is always good for your trees. Nevertheless, you should not cut them if there are any risks of frost, especially for softwoods.
You must pick up the remaining fruits from the ground, as unpleasant as it can be, as the virus it can carry could really damage your beloved garden. Remaining fruits from trees should also be picked up, as they can lead to rotting. This leads to a more pleasant and rewarding activity, as it is also time to start planting new trees! What could be the best way to get closer to your children or grand children than planting a tree with them? That is by explaining them that they will grow up together, next to your family house.
Garden flowers in November
In November, you can continue to cut and toss stems. It is also time to divide and replant hardy perennial. At this time of the season, it is important to bring glad and dahlias’ bulbs inside and stock them, keeping them hidden from the light. You can then replant them when spring comes back. Nevertheless, if your Region does not suffer hard winters, you can let them in the ground and cover them with pulching. On the other hand, violet and begonias can still be planted.
For terraces and balconies
Time has come to plant potted bushes. You must protect sensitive vegetables with a winter protection and you can also add a cover to protect their pot. It is also time to plant autumn flowers in your window box, even if the weather can be sad in autumn, some colorful flowers can brighten your balcony.
Lawns in November
To efficiently clean your lawn, you can do one last cut when all the leaves have fallen from the trees, but it has to be a relatively high cut. To finish cleaning your garden, you can also redraw its linings with a sharp spade, making it prettier for winter time.
If you are thinking of changing your lawn when spring comes, you must plough the ground and not press it down afterwards, allowing it to breath and making it easier to take off the roots and rocks.
Kitchen garden in November
You can now dig up your tomatoes’ plants and your last winter veggies, leaving only root veggies in the ground.
November is also the time to plant garlic and shallot. Do not forget that the best way to plant them would be in a light ground. If your ground happens to be very dense, you can mix it with sand.
Here you go! Your garden, terraces and balconies are ready to face winter, and will be even more beautiful next spring!
Have a good winter gardening.