November started mild and wet but turned colder about mid-month,
A lot of raking and collecting garden waste keeps my composts happy.
Planting garlic in my raised garden beds is a yearly tradition, alongside taking cuttings from various plants around the garden.
I have started several Cherry laurel plants (Prunus laurocerasus) following a straightforward technique over the years. Let me know if you want a short DIY guide on propagating cherry laurels from hardwood cuttings.
Many of my perennial herbs are now living in posts in my greenhouses. Some plants are left in the ground, but I always protect and cover them for the cold weather ahead.
And, of course, hydroponics and microgreens. Here in zone 7, hydroponics has proven to be the easiest and most high-yielding method for growing a steady supply of herbs and vegetables indoors come winter. But for speed and ease, Microgreens are also a favorite.
I do use full-spectrum grow lights because I have to. To give you a frame of reference, it is pitch-black outside at 4.30 pm in December. So yes, I do have to use grow lights.
If you are curious about hydroponics, check out my new resource hub, where I have collected articles and DIY guides for all-level gardeners.
What else? I finished a webinar series hosted by Oregon State University and signed up for a new course in botany.
Let me know if you have any questions, and happy gardening, whatever your space and location!
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Gardening photos November 2023
Gardening photo of the week: 27 November – 3 December 2023
Gardening photo of the week: 20 November – 26 November 2023
Gardening photo of the week: 13 November – 19 November 2023
Gardening photo of the week: 6 November – 12 November 2023
It’s a holiday week, so no hands-on gardening this week.