Episode 029: What To Do In Your November Garden

Another month, another checklist! Though considering we're heading into the shorter and colder winter months, the checklist isn't all that long this month.

In this episode, we'll chat about some of the chores you can tackle, including taking care of your garden tools, mulching anything that you haven't yet covered, and

Plus, if you're just itching to get your hands dirty and missing the growing season feels already, I've got three fantastic options for you:

1. Plant spring flower bulbs like tulips, crocus, and daffodils. I'll even mention how to layer them in a pot if you're into container gardening.
2. Get some garlic, shallots, and onion sets into the ground.
3. Try sowing a flat of microgreens to keep getting fresh greens all winter.

Next, take a moment to reflect on this year's garden layout.  Were your gardens overcrowded?  Did some plants overshade others? Did plants succumb to certain diseases in a particular spot? Did you lack pollinators?

Adjust your garden layout for next year by thinking about anything you want to maintain or change.

Remember, it's never too early to start planning for next year!

If you're considering giving your garden layout a makeover or want to attract more pollinators, check out the Companion Planting Toolkit. You'll find templates to help you redesign your beds and come up with some exciting combos for next year.

This Saturday, 11/11/23, I'm releasing a bonus episode in honor of Veteran's Day. My husband just retired from 20 years in the US Marine Corps, and I'll be sharing how gardening has been my anchor as a military spouse. 

So, if you're in a similar situation or a service member yourself, I want to thank you for your service and invite you to have a listen this weekend. Maybe it'll inspire you to start a garden, even if you're moving around duty stations. 🌱

Happy gardening! 🌼

Resources mentioned:
Companion Planting Toolkit : free!

Layering/lasagna flower bulb planting reference

Garden Planning Simplified printable planner

Get your Companion Planting Toolkit and start planning your next garden!

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