In Galveston County, November brings cooler temperatures and a shift in gardening tasks as the fall season progresses. Here’s a to-do list for your November fall garden.
Plant Fall Vegetables:
Continue planting cool-season vegetables like cabbage, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, and beets. Check out the full list HERE
Mulch and Compost
Apply mulch to garden beds to conserve moisture and insulate plant roots during cooler weather. Add compost to enrich the soil and improve its structure.
Adjust your watering schedule as temperatures drop. Water deeply and less frequently to promote healthy root growth.
Pruning and Cleanup:
Prune back perennials and shrubs that have finished flowering or have become overgrown. Remove dead or diseased plant material to prevent the spread of pests and diseases. Rake fallen leaves and add them to your compost pile.
Fertilize, citrus, fruit, hibiscus, palm, rose, trees & shrubs. Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to your lawn and garden to provide essential nutrients. Our favorites are Nelson’s Plant Food & Microlife
Fall Flower Planting
Add cool-season annuals like pansies, violas, and snapdragons to brighten up your garden
Prepare for Frost:
Keep an eye on weather forecasts, and be prepared to protect tender plants with frost blankets or covers if frost is expected
Provide food and water for birds, as many migrate to or through the area during the fall and winter months.