Things to plant in October, November ...
- Leafy greens -- lettuce, kale, NOT basil -- continue to plant all winter.
- Brassicas (where we eat the buds or heads) get planted earlier than leafy greens (where we trim the leaves but the plant continues to grow).
- Bulbs -- plant most bulbs now, some later. "Full sun" in winter can be under a deciduous tree, which shades that spot in the summer. PERFECT for many bulbs.
- Winter flowers -- cheery annual flowers to plant now.
- Perennials with winter blooms -- plant anytime, they last for years! -- Camellias, Euryops, Gazania, Hellebore, Hardenbergia, etcetera.
- Bulbs for shade -- including Lois' challenging "A little east sun, but with cyclamen-ravaging squirrels."
- Non-stinky daffodil?? Narcissus jonquilla!!
- Thanks from and to.
- Tomato harvest continues for Don.
- "Cold makes them taste better" for some winter veggies.
- Don's "Cool Season Vegetables" (timing chart) and "Winter Vegetables" (species described).
- Veggies are NOT good houseplants. Neither is Rosemary.
- Any outdoor gardening spaces available for apartment-dwellers? A few.
BONUS for reading this! Here is an index of articles Don Shor has written and posted on his website.
Image flowers (clockwise from upper left): Stock, Gazania, California poppy, botanical tulip, Hellabore, Snapdragon.