To-Do List for November

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


Don't forget to water the garden at least once a week.Zone 10

  • See that the garden receives at least an inch of water a week (from either rainfall or you).
  • If a freeze is predicted, soak the ground (not the plants), then cover everything with straw, row covers, or protective material.
  • Plant successive runs of tender, fast-growing greens, such as cilantro and chervil.
  • Harvest beans, peas, lettuce, squashes, carrots, cucumbers, early melons, and kale.
  • Continue to harvest ripening fruit; clean up unusable fruits that fall to prevent disease.
  • Continue to start tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant, but be prepared to protect tender seedlings from cold.
  • Cut back raspberries.
  • Feed roses some low-nitrogen, organic fertilizer.
  • Plant callas, gladioli, and dahlias for spring and summer bloom.


Learn more about cleaning up the garden in fall.