gardening tips

Each month we remind you what to do, what to plant, and how to enjoy your central east coast Florida garden…

what to do in your garden in November

Feed vegetables and herbs lightly, once a month, with Espoma Garden Tone.

As the sun changes its position, you might need to move your houseplants and porch plants to get more light.

Spray your citrus trees with Genysis together with CitrusScripts or Maxicrop liquid seaweed to boost their immune systems, making them more resistant to insects and fungal damage.

November is a good time to divide and replant overgrown perennials.

Thrips can be a major problem on roses, ficus, indian hawthorne, and more. Apply Captain Jack’s Dead Bug Brew (spinosad), natural pyrethrin spray, or horticultural oil to control.

Vegetables and herbs to plant now include arugula, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chives, cilantro, collards, dill, fennel, kale, kohlrabi, lavender, lemon balm, lettuce, mint, onions, oregano, parsley, peas, radishes, rosemary, sage, spinach, and thyme.

Flowers to plant now include alyssum, dianthus, dusty miller, geraniums, goldenrod, lobelia, ornamental cabbage and kale, pansies, petunias, phlox, salvia, snapdragons, and violas.

Here’s our detailed article about how to prepare for the cooler months ahead.

November spotlight

Make sure your poinsettias are in the dark at night to assure proper timing of color. Keep them away from artificial light.