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.
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• 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