Dr Holly’s Grow Your Own Food Article 11/11/2020

Last Update: November 11, 2020 at 12:43 pm

DATE:  Nov 11, 2020



Dr Holly’s Grow Your Own Food Article 11/11/2020



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Okay Everybody…gardening isn’t over…let’s look at what you can plant or harvest in cold November.

Plant or Harvest

  • Check your brussels sprouts – either they are getting ready for harvesting or netting for protection; harvest from the bottom up – that seems like such a strange thing – but that is what they say….
  • Cauliflower – could be ready to harvest – keep in ding-film in the fridge – will last 6 weeks
  • Celery – ready to harvest
  • Garlic – they like dormancy and cold prior to growing in the spring; if you have haven’t planted yet…get planting
  • Hardy beans and Broad beans – if the soil doesn’t get too wet; you can still plant the hardy types
  • Kale – ready to harvest probably for the last time…remember it is a perennial, so don’t dig up the roots
  • Leeks – should be ready to harvest about half; they can still go further – I just took up all of mine – they are great – last forever in the fridge
  • Spinach – ready to harvest – depending on the weather – don’t last once it freezes
  • Turnips – ready to harvest
  • Winter brassicas – may need netting to protect from the birds

Your garden

  • If your garden holds a lot of water – make a whole and drop in some sand for drainage

Your fruit trees

  • Prune apple and pear trees – and compost or mulch around the base
  • If younger, stake trees to protect them from bending with the winter weather

Your berries

  • Compost around them, along with bone meal

Your greenhouse

  • Clean and insulate
  • Reduce ventilation on colder days; and increase on warmer days
  • Don’t forget to start spreading/collecting your different types of manure – I have already spread green manure – then horse manure – then cow manure – and I will be spreading rabbit manure next week – still in quarantine so haven’t been able to collect it yet. If you spread them – they do wonders for the soils, decomposing and providing a huge variety of microbes to the soil
  • In addition, I use large Rubbermaid containers and keep collecting all these organic treasures over the winter, so I have lots to work with in the spring.

Next week we will start looking at what you can grow inside over the winter, on window sills, so that you continue to have lots of healthy nutrients over the winter.