Garden checklist: November a great time to plant

11/02/2013 12:00 AM

10/30/2013 5:58 PM

Get planting! November in Sacramento is the ideal time to transplant groundcover plants as well as small evergreen trees and shrubs. Fall weather also is perfect for planting most perennials.

• Speaking of perennials, divide and replant overcrowded agapanthus, daylilies and Shasta daisies.

• In the vegetable garden, plant from seed fava beans, bok choy, Swiss chard, garlic, leaf lettuce, mustard, onion sets, radicchio, radishes, shallots and spinach.

• Set out transplants of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, fennel, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce and peas.

• For spring flowers, plant California poppies, cornflower, larkspur, scabiosa and sweet peas.

• Plant daffodils, Dutch iris and other spring bulbs. Get the tulips out of the refrigerator and into the ground. Fertilize beds first with compost and bone meal.

– Debbie Arrington

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