Stockton Onions are usually available around the
1st or 2nd week of November. We get the reds, yellows, and whites along with
the torpedo onions and walla walla onions. These are great onions to plant now
for late spring to early summer harvest.
If you haven't already, it's time to change out
the summer annuals and replace them with pansies, primroses, cyclamen, stock,
or snapdragons. These flowers will bloom all winter long and into the spring.
Freshen up the yard with these colorful flowers before the holiday season
Definitely time to do the winter fertilizing of
your fruit trees. Use Master Bloom (0-10-10) and F.S.T. (iron, sulfur,
maganese, and zinc) monthly until February. You can also apply these two
products on flowering shrubs like azaleas, rhododendrons, and roses to enhance
Blackberries, raspberries, boysenberries,
loganberries, currants, blueberries, rhubarb, and artichokes usually arrive
this month. Many varieties are only available during the winter. They are
usually available through the middle of January.
Time to cut back certain varieties of hydrangeas.
The newer hybrids can be cut back severely if needed and will still bloom in
the spring because they bloom on old and new wood. Some of the older mophead
varieties should only receive light pruning for shaping purposes this time of
year and heavier pruning in the late summer. Apply HYDRA-BLUE to the hydrangeas
that you want to turn more blue. Reapply in early spring.
You should have reduced the number of days and
amount of time you are watering. Some years we have rain in November, some
years we don't. If we don't have any rain, you will still need to water, but
won't need to water as frequently.
Fertilize your lawn again with Master Nursery
Fall & Winter Feed to keep the lawn looking good through the winter months.
Watering after applying fertilizer is still recommended unless it is