November Garden Jobs
Well now that summer has gone and the winter is making its appearance it’s time to start getting those gardens and allotments ready for the next year. The gardens may go into hibernation but fall ad autumn is a vital parts of the year for gardeners. Getting the garden prepared and prepped ready for next year is the most important part of getting great products and displays. Here we will be sharing November Garden Jobs and Allotment Tasks. Find out below your November gardening jobs for the Garden and allotment in the Vegetable garden, Fruit patch, and flower beds.
Allotment and Kitchen Garden Book
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November Garden Jobs and Allotment Tasks Podcast
Gardening with Ben regularly records new gardening podcasts sharing tips and advice on getting the best from your gardens and allotments. You can listen to Gardening with Ben’s November Garden and Allotment tips below:-Listen to “Episode 104 – November Gardening Jobs” on Spreaker.
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November Vegetable Garden Jobs
November is a great time to be getting all those vegetable beds ready for next year. Prepare them all now for great harvests next year. Here you can find all the jobs that need doing in the vegetable garden in November.
Stored Vegetables:- any stored vegetables you may have stored in the shed from harvests this year, check on them make sure they have not gone rotted or diseased.
Parsnips:- Once we have had a few touches of frost you can then lift your parsnips. You do this as the frost gives the parsnips the flavor and delicious taste.
Onions:- When these start sending green shoots out in the garden you can net them over. This will stop the birds from eating the tops of them.
Garlic:- Like onions when the green shoots appear from the garlic you will need to net them over, or find something else to deter the birds from them.
Vegetable Beds:- Get these all cleared of any old vegetables and spread a layer of manure over to rot down ready for next year.
November Fruit Garden Jobs
November can be a busy month in the Fruit Garden preparing it all for next year. The fruit bushes may be going dormant in November but it is the perfect time to be preparing them all and getting them ready for full harvests next year. Here you will find all the list of jobs that need doing in the fruit garden in November.
Apple Trees:- Prune these this month for good harvests next year.
Pear Trees: Prune pear trees also this month for fantastic pears next year.
Strawberry Plants:- Tidy your strawberry plants up this month, removing any old leaves. Cut off any runners and pot them up. If you don’t want them to give them to a friend.
Rhubarb Plants:- You can remove any old foliage from round rhubarb plants this month. If you are wanting to split them this is the month to do it.
Fruit Trees:- Add a grease band around your fruit trees this month. This will stop the winter moths from climbing up them and laying the eggs in the tree
Fruit Frames:- Remove any netting from your fruit trees this month. Leaving it on will risk it being damaged when the snow comes.
Plum/ Cherry/ Apricot:- Do not prune these until lat spring!
November Flower Garden Jobs
You won’t be doing much in the flower beds in November but like the vegetable beds and the fruit orchards, November is a great time to prepare all the flower beds to ready for the blooms next year. If you prepare your flower beds in Autumn and Winter you will get extra special blooms in Spring and Summer. Here you will find all the jobs that need doing November in the flower beds.
Gladiolus:- You can either dig up the corns or leave them in the ground depending on where you live. If the ground tends to stay warm they should be safe in the ground and will be fine for next year. If the ground is usually cold dig them up and leave them in a dry shed until next year.
Rose Bushes:- Clear away any old leaves as blackspot can linger around on the leaves and spread next year.
Begonias:- Dig up your begonia tubers to save in a dry shed ready for next year. They should come back bigger and better next year.
Dahlias:- Like your begonia tubers dig these up and save them for next year. These need to be saved in a dry shed.
Geraniums:-If you want to save your geranium plants dig them up and stick them in pots of soil in the greenhouse or polytunnel and replant next year. This will keep the plant alive and save you from buying new plants next year.
We hope you have found this article on November Garden Jobs and Allotment Tasks useful and can implement them in your garden and allotment in November.