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Gardening with Limited Water
Learn the best ways to care for your plants during this drought. Either select the link from the top navigation above or click here for links to helpful information about using less water in your garden.
Norton Hall Demo Garden
Yolo County Master Gardeners were busy this autumn replacing the garden beds outside of the Yolo County Agricultural Extension Office at 70 Cottonwood Drive in Woodland also known as Norton Hall.
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November in the Garden
Watch for early frost and cover container plants that may be sensitive. Bring others indoors.
Irrigation systems may be turned off this month in most years. If rain is late, you may need to continue to irrigate. A soil moisture sensor may be useful.
Sharpen shears and loppers: a clean cut is a healthy cut.
Protect newly planted annuals and emerging bulbs from slugs and snails.
Continue to clean up the garden to discourage disease.
Look for late aphids on winter vegetable crops. Blast them off with water.
Some fruit trees will require dormant spraying this month. Apply first dose of fixed copper as dormant spray.
Avoid over-pruning of perennials to reduce their susceptibility to freeze damage in the coming winter.
Bulbs & Flowers
Plant bulbs for spring bloom, such as daffodils, freesias, crocus, scilla, lirope, muscari, allium, and Dutch iris. .
Purchase amaryllis, narcissus, and hyacinth bulbs for indoor forcing.
Plant campanula, columbine, delphinium, oriental poppy, scaveola, and salvia.
Plant Flower seeds for spring bloom.
Vegetables & Herbs
Directly seed fava beans and peas.
Transplant seedlings or purchased plants of kale, lettuce, spinach, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, peas, beans, beets and carrots.
Harvest broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, radishes, rutabaga, lettuce, turnips, and potatoes.
Fall colorTrees & Shrubs
A good time to plant bare root trees. Start looking for them in nurseries.
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New 2016 Edition "Gardener's Companion" Garden Journal on sale now! $18
Journal includes :
- Monthly Planting Guides
- Monthly Garden Checklist
- Vegetable Planting Guide
- Drought Tolerant Plants
- Guides to Growing
and much more for the Yolo County Gardener.
All sale proceeds support The UC Master Gardener's of Yolo County.