November Chores for the Piedmont Gardener

November Chores for the Piedmont Gardener

November To-Do’s

  • Cover lettuce, chard, spinach, sorrel, chives, and parsley with floating row covers, before the first hard freeze.
  • Continue to plant trees and shrubs.
  • Set out new strawberries or move rooted runners early this month.
  • Sow poppy seeds now for flowers next May.
  • Gather leaves to add to the compost pile or to shred and use as winter mulch.
  • Pot up a clump of mint, let it freeze one time, then bring it indoors for snipping throughout the winter.
  • Feed leeks, then hill up soil around them to begin the blanching process.

Don’t live in the Piedmont?  Check here for the list of ‘To-Do’s’ for your area.  Organic Gardening’s website and magazine are invaluable to me.  If you are a gardener and have not visited their site, you really should:

http://www.organicgardening.com/

You may also find this information helpful.  I plant, prune, transplant, etc. by the almanac.

November Dates:

  • Plant Root Crops – 12th, 28th
  • Transplant – 12th, 28th
  • Seed Beds – 12th, 13th, 14th
  • Prune to encourage growth – 12th
  • Plant above ground crops – 13th, 14th, 17th – 19th, 22nd – 24th, 27th & 28th
  • Harvest crops – 29th & 30th

Happy Gardening~