It’s officially fall, and that means the time has come to start thinking about what to plant in your garden this November. There are a lot of different plants that can thrive during this month, so it can be tough to decide which ones are right for you.
In this guide, we will discuss some of the most popular plants that people like to grow in November, as well as offer product reviews and useful tips to help you get started.
What to Plant in Garden in November?
If you’re like most gardeners, you’re probably wondering what to plant in your garden during the month of November. Well, wonder no more! This guide will give you all the information you need to know about planting in November, including what to plant and where to plant it.
If you live in a cold climate, chances are that your gardening season is coming to an end. But don’t despair! There are still plenty of things you can do to prepare your garden for winter. One of the most important things you can do is to plant cover crops. Cover crops help protect your soil from erosion and provide valuable nutrients that will help your plants thrive come spring.
Once you’ve decided what to plant, the next step is to figure out where to plant it. One of the most important things to consider is the amount of sunlight your plants will need. Most vegetables need at least six hours of sunlight per day, so make sure you choose a spot in your garden that gets plenty of sun. 
Vegetables to Grow in November
If you’re lucky enough to have a growing season that extends into November, there are still plenty of vegetables you can plant. Root crops like carrots, turnips, and beets do well in the cool weather and can actually taste sweeter after a frost.
Brassicas like cabbage, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts can also withstand some frost and will actually improve in flavor. And don’t forget about hardy greens like kale, collards, and mustard greens which are all happy to keep growing through the fall.
Here are some of our favorite vegetables to grow:
- Brussels sprouts
- Mustard greens 
Flowers to Grow in November
The best flowers to grow in November are those that can withstand the cold weather and still look beautiful. Some of these include:
- Pansies are one of the most popular flowers to plant in November. They come in a wide variety of colors and can add a touch of beauty to any garden.
- Violas are another type of flower that does well in cold weather.
- Mums come in a wide variety of colors and can add a touch of beauty to any garden.
- Lilacs are a beautiful flower that can add a touch of elegance to any garden.
- Roses are a classic choice for gardens.
- Peonies are a beautiful flower that can add a touch of elegance to any garden. 
This is the month when most of us are finishing up our harvesting.
Here are a few more that do well in November:
- Kohlrabi is a member of the cabbage family, and it’s easily recognizable by its round, bulbous shape. It has a mild flavor that’s similar to cabbage or broccoli, and it can be eaten raw or cooked.
To plant kohlrabi, start with seedlings or transplants in late spring. Kohlrabi is a cool-weather crop, so it can be planted as early as two weeks before the last frost date in your area.
- Beets are a cool-weather crop that can be planted in early spring or late summer/early fall. Some plants grow from seeds, but it is often easier to start with transplants. This is because the plants might not grow as well if they don’t have enough light exposure before the sun comes out in the winter.
Beets are a quick grower that prefer sunnier conditions than most plants. Keep these tips in mind when planting them and you’ll have a successful crop. They prefer cool weather, so if your climate is warmer (or not as chilly), plant them during autumn months to ensure they will have an optimal harvest time!
- Carrots are another cool-weather crop that can be planted in early spring or late summer/early fall. You’ll want to start with transplants, but it’s often easier if you go the seed route!
Carrot plants need well-drained soil and full sun to grow. They also prefer cooler weather, so if you live in a warmer climate consider planting them during fall months when temperatures are less hot than summertime!
- Spinach is a cool-weather crop that can be planted in early spring or late summer/early fall. It can be grown from seed, but it’s often easier to start with transplants.
When planting spinach, keep in mind that it needs well-drained soil and full sun. It also prefers to grow in cooler weather, so if you live in a warmer climate, plant it in the fall.
- Lettuce is a versatile plant that can be grown in many different ways. You can start with seed, but it is often easier and more rewarding if you transplant the lettuce greens from your garden into pots onsite at work!
In order to plant lettuce, you need well-drained soil and full sun. Lettuces prefer cooler weather so if your climate is warmer than theirs (or vice versa), try the fall for growing them. 
Harvesting Cool Weather Crops in November
In many parts of the country, November is the last month to harvest cool weather crops like lettuce, spinach, and kale. If you planted a fall crop of these vegetables, you should be able to enjoy them through most of November.
End of November is also a good time to harvest root vegetables like carrots, turnips, and beets. These vegetables can tolerate frost and even benefit from it, so you can leave them in the ground until just before the first hard freeze.
If you want to extend your growing season even further, consider planting a winter crop of greens like arugula, cabbage, and collards. These vegetables can tolerate frost and even benefit from it, so you can leave them in the ground until just before the first hard freeze.
Harvesting Warm Weather Crops in November
In most parts of the country, November is the end of the gardening season. But in some areas with a longer growing season, you can still harvest warm weather crops like tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants. If you’re lucky enough to live in a place where it’s still warm in November, here are some tips for harvesting your crops:
- Look for tomatoes that are fully red and have no green spots. Cut them off the vine with a sharp knife, being careful not to damage the plant.
- Peppers can be harvested when they’re green or when they’ve turned red, orange, or yellow (depending on the variety). Cut them off the plant with a sharp knife, being careful not to damage the plant.
- Eggplants are usually ready to harvest when they’re about eight inches long and have turned a deep purple color. Cut them off the plant with a sharp knife, being careful not to damage the plant. 
Harvesting Herbs in November
One of the great things about herbs is that you can keep harvesting them right up until the first frost. So, if you have any left in your garden come November, make sure to go out and pick them before they die off.
Some common herbs to harvest in November include:
If you’re not sure when to harvest your herbs, a good rule of thumb is to wait until the plant has flowered. Once the flowers have died off, that’s when you know the herb is at its peak flavor. So, make sure to get out there and enjoy your herbs while you still can.
November Garden Maintenance
Although it may seem like gardening season is over, November is actually a great time to get your hands dirty and spruce up your outdoor space. Here are a few garden maintenance tasks to add to your November to-do list:
- Rake up any leaves that have fallen on your lawn or garden beds. Leaves can smother your grass and prevent sunlight from reaching your plants.
- Trim back any dead or dying annuals, perennials, and shrubs. This will tidy up your garden and help encourage new growth in the spring.
- Apply a layer of mulch to your garden beds. This will protect your plants from the cold winter weather and help retain moisture in the soil.
- Check your trees and shrubs for any damaged branches. Prune back any dead or broken branches to keep your plants healthy and strong.
By taking care of these garden maintenance tasks in November, you’ll be well on your way to a beautiful spring garden. 
What Plants Are Best Planted in November?
The best plants to plant in November are those that can tolerate the colder weather and frost. Some examples of these plants include:
Another great plant to consider planting in November is the Christmas tree. This is a great time to plant them because they will have plenty of time to grow before the holiday season. Just make sure you choose a spot that is well-lit and has good drainage.
Finally, if you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, you may want to consider planting some evergreens. These are great for adding color and interest to your garden all winter long.
What Should I Be Planting in November?
This is a question we get a lot here at the gardening center, and it’s one that can be difficult to answer. There are so many variables to consider when deciding what to plant in your garden, including climate, soil type, and sun exposure.
In general, though, there are a few things that you can always plant in November:
What Veg Can You Plant in November?
In the UK, November is the last month of the gardening year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still get some veggies in! Here are a few ideas of what to plant in your garden this November:
If you’re looking to add some color to your garden, consider planting:
- Johnny Jump Ups
There are also a few herbs that do well in November plantings:
Finally, if you’re hoping to get a jump start on next year’s gardening, consider planting some garlic cloves. Garlic takes a long time to mature, but it’s well worth the wait.
Can I plant anything in November?
The answer is YES! In fact, there are many vegetables that can be planted in November. This is a great time to plant leafy greens, such as spinach and kale. Broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts can also be planted in November.
These cool-weather crops will do best if you live in an area with a mild climate. If you live in a region with a colder climate, you can still plant these crops, but you may need to wait until December or January.
Other vegetables that can be planted in November include:
If you live in an area with a warmer climate, you can also plant tomatoes and peppers in November. These crops will need to be started indoors first, and then transplanted outdoors when the weather is warm enough.
November is also a great time to plant trees and shrubs. Many nurseries offer discounts on these plants during the fall, so it’s a great time to stock up. Just be sure to plant them before the ground freezes.
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The best plants to plant in your garden in November depend on where you live. Make sure to check the temperature and frost dates for your area to determine what will work best.
These tips should help get you started as you plan your garden for next year. What plants are you most excited to grow in your garden this winter? Let us know in the comments below!