Gardening In Perth In November

November 4, 2014 Gardening Gals Uncategorized

pink roseThe hot weather is definitely upon us with a few showers in between and there is lots to do in the Perth garden during November.

Vegies to plant in November include – beetroot, capsicum, cucumber, pumpkin, lettuce, sweet corn, tomato, zucchini, radish, spinach and spring onion.

Flowers to plant in November include – alyssum, marigolds, petunia, portulaca, sunflower, salvia, calendula, lobelia and impatiens.

November is a great time to attend to the following tasks in the Perth garden:

  • Plant fast growing leafy green every 6 weeks for continuous cropping
  • Lift and divide chive clumps to increase stock
  • Tip prune Passionfruit to promote flowers and fruit that form on new growth
  • Trim daisies to remove old flowers
  • Dress roses with a 5cm layer of well rotted cow or chook manure to feed and condition the soil for summer growth
  • Prune old or tatty canna stems to ground level
  • Dead head roses so they put their energy into producing new blooms
  • When there are just 4 or 5 green leaves left on the stem, your garlic is ready to be dug up
  • Harvest sweetcorn when the silks are brown and the kernels seem plump and emit a milky fluid when squeezed
  • Plant silverbeet and rainbow chard as a gap filler, even in your ornamental garden
  • Fluctuations in soil moisture can cause root vegetables¬†and fruit to split
  • Eat sweetcorn fresh before the sugars turn to starch
  • Remove fruit from newly planted custard apple, avocado, mango and citrus. They need at least 2 years to establish strong roots and branches for crops
  • Sweet potato loves the heat. Buy a tuber and plant it. Trim off the runners into 20cm lengths and plant the cuttings

Enjoy your time in your Perth garden in November.

 

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