It’s time to plant some NOVEMBER vegetables! A patio, balcony, or front walk way is all you need to create a little garden above ground. By placing several different sized clay pots together in a group with a variety of vegetables and herbs, a garden plot can come alive. Make sure that the area gets at least six hours of sun per day. Here are some fall planting ideas: Beets-Lettuce-Onions-Potatoes-Celery-Carrots-Peas-Garlic-Swiss Chard-Turnips-Radishes-Artichoke and Spinach.
All of these can be planted in containers with small starter plants from your local nursery. Mix in some herbs like Rosemary, Thyme, and Chives for an amazingly easy plentiful garden effect.
Want to skip the vegetables and go straight for the flowers? Flowers from bedding plants are an instant reward: this month Pansy, Viola and Foxglove are the winners in Southern California. This is also the time to plant bulbs such as Anemone, Daffodil, Freesia and Ranunculus. I like the benefit of purchasing small bedding plants for quick color and instant herb cuttings for cooking, and bulbs and seeds for patiently awaited blooms.
When container gardening buy a good quality organic potting soil vs. digging up top soil somewhere in your yard… and remember to place mulch around your new plants to protect from insects and help the soil.
Keep me posted on how your gardens are growing! I love to hear from you.
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