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November: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

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November: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

Post  PNG_Grandma on 11/1/2012, 5:53 pm

Hey, here I am, it's the first of the month!! Wow, this could become a regular thing... or not. I'm not THAT organized, ya know! Rolling Eyes

Angelica Sow in garden.
Harvest from 18 months.

Beetroot (also Beets) Sow in garden.
Harvest from March.

Broccoli Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from March.

Cabbage Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from March.

Carrot
Sow in garden. Harvest from April.

Celery
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Harvest from May.

Chicory (also Witloof, Belgian endive) Sow in garden.
Harvest from May.

Kale (also Borecole) Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from March.

Kohlrabi Sow in garden.
Harvest from March.

NZ Spinach (Warrigal greens)Grow in seed trays, plant in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from March.

Onion
Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Harvest from July.

Pak Choy Sow in garden.
Harvest from March.

Peas Sow in garden.
Harvest from March.

Potato Plant tuber.
Harvest from May.

Radish Sow in garden.
Harvest from February.

Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Sow in garden.
Harvest from February.

Shallots
(also Eschalots) Plant small bulblets, with stem just showing above ground. Harvest from April.

Snow Peas
(also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas) Sow in garden.
Harvest from April.

Spinach (also English spinach) Sow in garden.
Harvest from February.

Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions) Sow in garden. Harvest from March.

Swedes (also Rutabagas) Sow in garden.
Harvest from March.

Turnip Sow in garden.
Harvest from March.

Sow (!!) let's get growing!!
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Post  yosoypanadero on 11/2/2012, 1:35 pm

Nice list! Thanks a lot! I live in Cincinnati but much of it looks the same!

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Re: November: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

Post  PNG_Grandma on 11/2/2012, 1:55 pm

@yosoypanadero wrote:I live in Cincinnati but much of it looks the same!
Thanks!
I receive this info from Gardenate.com
Go there and find what they have to say about your zone... I think you just enter your zip code. They'll send reminders as often as you request. Great stuff!

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Post  sanderson on 10/29/2013, 3:50 pm

Bump

"Generally" covers Bakersfield to No Cal and coastal to the West. Micro-climates may vary.

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Re: November: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

Post  sanderson on 10/31/2013, 12:43 pm

Bumping PNG Grandma's topic for this area.

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Re: November: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

Post  sanderson on 11/2/2014, 12:50 pm

Gardenate:  Planting now in November for the USA - Zone 9a zone

This is what I received from Gardenate for Zone 9a.  Comparing it with what PNG Grandma originally posted in November 2012, it is basically the same with a few differences: carrot, celery, kale, potato tubers.  Micro-climates may vary throughout this Forum Region.

Beetroot/Beets    Plant in garden. Harvest from March.
Broccoli   Plant in garden. Harvest from March.
Cabbage Plant in garden. Harvest from April.
Carrot Plant in garden. Harvest from April.
Celery Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from May.
Chicory/ Witloof/ Belgian endive  Plant in garden. Harvest from May.
Collards/ Collard greens/ Borekale Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from March.
Kohlrabi Plant in garden. Harvest from March.
NZ Spinach /Warrigal greens Plant in garden. Harvest from March.
Onion Plant in garden. Harvest from July.
Pak Choy/Bok choy Plant in garden. Harvest from March.
Potato Plant in garden. Harvest from May.
Radish Plant in garden. Harvest from February.
Rocket /Arugula/Rucola Plant in garden. Harvest from February.
Rutabaga/Swedes Plant in garden. Harvest from April.
Shallots /Eschalots Plant in garden. Harvest from April.
Snow Peas/ Sugar Peas/ Mangetout/ Chinese Peas Plant in garden. Harvest from April.
Spinach/English spinach Plant in garden. Harvest from February.
Spring onions /Scallions/ Bunching onions/ Welsh onion Plant in garden. Harvest from March.
Turnip Plant in garden. Harvest from March.

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Re: November: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

Post  sanderson on 11/2/2015, 2:35 pm

@sanderson wrote:Gardenate:  Planting now in November for the USA - Zone 9a zone

This is what I received from Gardenate for Zone 9a.  Comparing it with what PNG Grandma originally posted in November 2012, it is basically the same with a few differences: carrot, celery, kale, potato tubers.  Micro-climates may vary throughout this Forum Region.

Beetroot/Beets    Plant in garden. Harvest from March.
Broccoli   Plant in garden. Harvest from March.
Cabbage Plant in garden. Harvest from April.
Carrot Plant in garden. Harvest from April.
Celery Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from May.
Chicory/ Witloof/ Belgian endive  Plant in garden. Harvest from May.
Collards/ Collard greens/ Borekale Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from March.
Kohlrabi Plant in garden. Harvest from March.
NZ Spinach /Warrigal greens Plant in garden. Harvest from March.
Onion Plant in garden. Harvest from July.
Pak Choy/Bok choy Plant in garden. Harvest from March.
Potato Plant in garden. Harvest from May.
Radish Plant in garden. Harvest from February.
Rocket /Arugula/Rucola Plant in garden. Harvest from February.
Rutabaga/Swedes Plant in garden. Harvest from April.
Shallots /Eschalots Plant in garden. Harvest from April.
Snow Peas/ Sugar Peas/ Mangetout/ Chinese Peas Plant in garden. Harvest from April.
Spinach/English spinach Plant in garden. Harvest from February.
Spring onions /Scallions/ Bunching onions/ Welsh onion Plant in garden. Harvest from March.
Turnip Plant in garden. Harvest from March.

Here it is for Zone 8B:

Angelica Plant in garden.
Asparagus Plant in garden.
Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) Plant in garden.
Cardoon Plant in garden.
Corn Salad (also Lamb's lettuce or Mache) Plant in garden.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke) Plant in garden.
Onion Plant in garden.
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) Plant in garden.
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) Plant in garden.
Rutabaga (also Swedes) Plant in garden.
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster) Plant in garden.
Shallots (also Eschalots) Plant in garden.
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) Plant in garden.

At this time I have the following planted/seeded:

Onions
garlic
snow peas
lettuce
carrots
parsnips
NZ spinach
chard and kales
cabbage
spring onions (need to be separated and replanted)
1 bucket of accidental potatoes
6 buckets of tomatoes with one little tomato
various herbs


Still have the microgreens to sow in the prepped cement-tub table top. A break in the rain and I will do it. Maybe some more bok choy. Yes, you read that correctly, rain!

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Re: November: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

Post  AtlantaMarie on 11/3/2015, 10:05 am

Yea!  Rain!   bounce   bounce   bounce

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Post  sanderson on 11/4/2015, 1:19 pm

0.98" bounce

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Post  sanderson on 11/1/2016, 3:22 pm

Bumping.

At this time, 2016, I have the following planted/seeded:

Onions (walking onions from Audrey)
garlic
snow peas
lettuces
carrots
parsnips
NZ spinach (same plant, almost 18 months old)
chards and kales
broccoli and cauliflower
spring onions (need to be separated and replanted) Never got them separated but they are still hanging in there)
various herbs

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Post  countrynaturals on 11/1/2016, 4:13 pm

I'm planting sprouting broccoli starts, that I started from seed on Aug 26. (calabrese). Also celeriac, and one other sprouting broccoli, different variety.



The celeriac is in the sun. It's really green, not yellow.

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Post  trolleydriver on 11/1/2016, 6:13 pm

@sanderson wrote:Bumping.

At this time, 2016,  I have the following planted/seeded:

Onions (walking onions from Audrey)
garlic
snow peas
lettuces
carrots
parsnips
NZ spinach (same plant, almost 18 months old)
chards and kales
broccoli and cauliflower
spring onions (need to be separated and replanted) Never got them separated but they are still hanging in there)
various herbs
You have all that growing while my garden is going to sleep for the Winter. Is that fair? I'll have to start up my indoor Square Inch Garden (SIG) for microgreens.

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Re: November: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas

Post  sanderson on 11/1/2016, 6:26 pm

Well, I do have to tend 12 months of the year, including making compost for both spring and fall. Wink I'm down to about 4 1/2 cubic feet of compost left. Sad

Just finished cleaning, amending and putting to bed for the winter the last three 2x4' beds. Also, emptied the red wiggler worm tubes and spread the castings around those beds. Still have to pull the tomatoes from their buckets and spread manure on the BTE strip. Back to work. tongue

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 11/1/2016, 8:14 pm

Awesome!  I only have one lettuce remaining, a square of radishes, and a few mache.  Otherwise all is tucked in, clean and composted.

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Post  No_Such_Reality on 11/5/2016, 4:47 pm

You starting the seedlings indoors?

I'm having a horrible time since the Fall turnover.  Nothing seems to want to sprout out in the raised beds.

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Post  countrynaturals on 11/15/2016, 11:14 am

I know it's late, but I'm going to plant more peas, kale, broccoli, and Brussels Sprouts today. (Also cukes, but they're for inside.) I actually have 2 blossoms and one pea pod on the plants I put in last month. Cool

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Post  countrynaturals on 11/15/2016, 6:59 pm

I planted 3 kinds of cucumbers, sprouting broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, and kale, today. I also replanted peas along the back of the "salad bar." I tried an experiment and dug down through the leaf mulch to plant some of them. It will be interesting to see if they can poke up all the way through. geek

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Post  countrynaturals on 11/23/2016, 9:57 pm

My planting for 2017 is complete! cheers I transplanted kale, Brussels sprouts, and sprouting broccoli into the "Salad Bar." I transplanted 3 kinds of cukes in the house and greenhouse, and I just told a lie. I forgot that I still have to dig up some zinnias for the caterpillars, but that will wait until next week. Rolling Eyes

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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 11/24/2016, 1:04 am

@No_Such_Reality wrote:You starting the seedlings indoors?

I'm having a horrible time since the Fall turnover.  Nothing seems to want to sprout out in the raised beds.
Many seeds have a temperature range where they are activated to sprout.  If it's too hot or too cold they wait for better conditions.  They also often do not sprout when days are getting shorter.  They will become activated when the days begin getting longer and the temps rise.

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Post  countrynaturals on 11/24/2016, 2:47 pm

@audrey.jeanne.roberts wrote:
@No_Such_Reality wrote:You starting the seedlings indoors?

I'm having a horrible time since the Fall turnover.  Nothing seems to want to sprout out in the raised beds.
Many seeds have a temperature range where they are activated to sprout.  If it's too hot or too cold they wait for better conditions.  They also often do not sprout when days are getting shorter.  They will become activated when the days begin getting longer and the temps rise.
I started everything inside in Jiffy pots on a warming pad under grow lights. The cukes will stay inside, but the kale, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli are now outside. I didn't wait for "true leaves" because my lighting is weak and they were already getting leggy, so I figured they were better off outside.

The last seeds I planted directly into the raised beds were sugar snap peas. About 40% sprouted. I just replanted a few days ago. I also direct planted some kale and broccoli a few weeks ago that never sprouted. Sad

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