What to do in the Kitchen Garden in November

*The following information is designed for a temperate southern hemisphere garden  – In particular it is designed for a Melbourne garden.  This is meant as a general guide, indicating the type of things I plant, sow and harvest.  If you have had success with doing things differently then I would love to hear from you and I can update these pages accordingly.*

If you haven’t already done it now is the time to be sowing and/or planting out your warm season crops.  If you have already done it November is the time to sit back and watch it happily grow.  This is probably the month where your garden looks at its healthiest – the heat loving plants should now be recovering from winter, the summer crops have yet to start getting diseases, and its not yet hot enough to wilt those of your plants that prefer it cooler. 

Seeds to Sow:

These are the seeds/tubers you could consider sowing in November:

Basil, Beans, Beetroot, Broccoli, Cabbage, Capsicum, Carrot, Celery, Chilli,  Coriander*, Cucumber, Eggplant, Endive, Fennel, Galangal, Ginger, Jerusalem Artichoke, Kale, Kohl Rabi, Leek, Lettuce, Marjoram, Melon, Okra, Onion, Parsley, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Radish, Sage, Silver Beet, Spinach, Spring Onion, Sweet Corn, Tomato, Tomatillo, Yam, Zucchini

*Although it may bolt quite quickly.

Seedlings to plant out:

As for seed to sow plus tarragon.

My Garden maintenance to perform:

  • Tie tomatoes to stakes as they grow.
  • Stake eggplants, capsicums & chillies

Seasonal Plants Harvesting now:

Broad Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cape Gooseberry, Cauliflower, Garlic, Strawberries,

The following plants should be able to be harvested all year round if planted in succession throughout their growing seasons:

Broccoli (but it is very susceptible to pests during the warmer months), Beetroot, Carrots, Celery, Chervil, Dill, Lettuce, Mint, Parsley, Radish, Sage, Silver Beet, Spring Onion, Thyme



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