THINGS TO DO NOVEMBER
1. We have all your
Fall/Winter vegetables for your garden in
six-packs and some in 4" pots - Broccoli, Chard, Lettuce, Cabbage, Onions,
Spinach, Kale, Brussels sprouts, Cauliflower, Sugar and Snow Peas.
Pansies, Violas, Snapdragons, Primrose, Calendulas, Iceland Poppies, Cyclamen,
and Flowering Kale and Cabbage. These will go right through the winter well
Plant all the spring bulbs like Daffodils and Tulips now. Putting some bone
meal or bulb fertilizer in the bottom of the hole before you plant will give you
great results for many years. Daffodils especially are full-proof, gopher-proof,
deer-proof and drought tolerant. Plant and forget. They come
back year after year.
Onions are in. 50 plants for $4.99. Harvest them in late May to June and
have onions until fall. We have Early Burger Red (supposed to be an improved
version of Stockton Red), White and Yellow onions bareroot. Walla-walla and
Stockton Red are in six-packs. Plant onions about 4” apart in slightly raised
beds. They like a pH of 6.2 to 6.8 – so slightly acidic. Add compost and a bulb
food or fertilizer with higher
phosphorus and when planting. Garlic in
also. Early White, Late Pink and Spanish Red. Divide the bulbs
and plant each clove a couple inches under the
ground. Similar planting instructions for garlic as for onions. Pointed end up!
out those old summer plants. Harvest all tomatoes first and store, even green
ones will turn red on your counter. How about planting onions now? Or we have
all the other fall vegetables in stock. Or maybe you like artichokes,
asparagus or strawberries? They will be here soon.
Before the rains come, get a jump on your landscape weeds with a pre-emergent.
Either granular or spray - put on and
water in or do just before it rains. It kills weed seeds as they emerge but
won't harm existing plants (or weeds for that matter.) Weed Impede can be can be
added to Roundup/Remuda/Killzall. Our Amaze pre-emergent can be applied with a
hand spreader. We have a new natural one called Weed Preventer
using corn gluten.
After the rains and after the weeds come up (yes it will rain again) we have
Kill-Zall at only $39.99 a gallon (same as Roundup).
Need to protect your plants? Winter is coming. We have Frost Cloth. 6 and 12
Need Fall color? Lot of trees and shrubs
turning color at the nursery. Chinese
Pistache, Ash, Maples, Flowering Pears, Liquidambar, Red Oaks and Crape Myrtles
have great fall color of reds and oranges. Don't forget the shrubs like
Blueberry and Heavenly Bamboo.
10. Scatter poppy and wildflower seed now before it starts raining - before
the weeds start growing
As the weather starts to cool as we go
into fall, remember to turn down or turn off your automatic clocks. Plants
won't be needing as much water.
Think about ordering early for your fruit trees and such. We will be posting the
list soon. You get first pick without worrying about us selling out. When the
order comes in mid-January, we cherry pick the best trees and set them aside for
when you are ready.