To-Do List for November

Here’s a zone-by-zone to-do list for the month of November.


harvest brussels sprouts after a frostZone 9

  • Pull up tomato plants, roots and all, to hang in a protected place; pick fruits as they ripen.
  • Plant prechilled spring-flowering bulbs early this month.
  • Plant garlic, shallots, fava beans, onion sets, and leeks.
  • Harvest Brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, turnips, collards, and kale after frost sweetens their flavor.
  • Cover spinach and lettuce with floating row covers to protect them from frost.
  • Broadcast wildflower seed, then lightly rake it in, for a bright spring show.
  • Spread compost or composted manure around citrus trees to encourage spring growth and blossoming.