November in the Garden



Cool Season
  • Arugula
  • Asian Greens
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Swiss Chard
  • Collards
  • Fava Beans
  • Garlic
  • Greens (cool season)
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Head Lettuce
  • Leaf Lettuce
  • Mustard
  • Bulbing Onions (plant seed)
  • Multiplying Onions
  • Peas (English, snap, snow)
  • Radishes
  • Shallots
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Turnips
  • Asparagus
  • Fennel


Average first frost date: November 27th

Sow bulbing onion seeds now to have sets that will be ready for transplanting in January.  Spring bulbs should also be planted at this time.

Treat the landscape weekly with seaweed

We actually recommend doing this all year round to maintain the overall health and vigor of your plants. A good source of potassium and other micronutrients, it helps plants in the summer with the heat, and also with the cold in the winter.

Overseed for a winter lawn

Overseed lawn with winter rye. Use perennial rye for a thin bladed, slower growing green winter lawn. It will die in the spring as the weather warms up as it is not really a perennial in Texas.

Last chance to plant wildflowers, divide perennials

November is one of the best months to plant wildflower seeds. You will get a higher rate of germination and healthier plants by sowing seed in a prepared site. Scalp any existing grasses and remove the clippings so the seeds can make direct contact with the soil. Keep the site lightly moist with short, frequent waterings until the seedlings are about 1″ tall, then switch to less frequent, deeper waterings until healthy roots are established.

Things to prune

Prune back chrysanthemums almost to the ground after blooming. Protect them from freezes and you’ll enjoy another show in the springtime. When leaves are still on the trees the dead branches are much easier to spot, so now is a good time to prune out dead limbs from trees and shrubs before the leaves fall.