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Garden checklist: November a great time to plant

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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