WHAT TO PLANT IN NOVEMBER
November is when the urban farming gets a bit more labour intensive.
We live in a winter rainfall area and I need to ensure that my veggie boxes are watered daily to the correct depth. Mulching helps a lot with water retention and will help you save a bit on the water bill.
My carrot seeds have pushed through beautifully into young baby carrots and the meditative task of thinning them can now start. As my youngest son is an avid carrot grower and carrot lover, I love sharing this chore with him. The ones we thing will be used in salads or we will feed them to our bunnies!
I “succession sow” my family staples of lettuce, broccoli, carrots and cucumbers to ensure a constant summer harvest turnover. At this point the new spinach and lettuce seedlings will be ready to transplant into the garden.
I have finally harvested the onions that have been growing all winter long. Onions should be pulled out of the soil on a nice sunny day, left in the sun for a couple of hours to kill off the root system. (It is said that if you pull them out on a rainy day they will not dry properly and start to rot. Old wise tale? I am not sure but it is something I don’t want to try out!) I hang the onions under cover, out of direct sunlight to dry out further (or cure). Once the skins around the onions is papery and dry I cut the leaves off and the onions are then ready for use in the kitchen.
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