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In California, November was made for planting

Thinking about changes in your garden? November is a perfect month for planting perennials, shrubs and trees. The ground is soft enough to dig deep. It’s also prime time for moving plants if something needs to be relocated.

▪  Plant daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and other spring-blooming bulbs now. To extend bloom season from March into April, stagger your bulb planting throughout November.

▪  Mulch flower and perennial beds. Cover spring-flowering bulb beds with mulch, too.

▪  Watch out for snails and slugs. They’ll attack new transplants. Go snail hunting after dark to search and destroy.

▪  Plant garlic and onions; they’ll be ready in late spring or summer.

▪  Transplant cool-weather vegetables such as lettuce, cabbage and kale.

▪  Add some winter color, too. Transplant calendula, pansy, snapdragon, primrose and viola.