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November Vegetables & Herbs Calendar

List of jobs to do in the Vegetable Garden in November


November Vegetables

Below is a list of essential jobs to do in the vegetable and herb garden in November.


Because the defaults for this website are set for the UK, as well as monthly 'jobs to do calendars', we have also included seasonal calendars, so all visitors can choose the appropriate season for their location.


You may also wish to check our resources page where you can find more detailed articles explaining how to do specific jobs such as pruning, sowing and ground preparation.



Go to:-  Main Calendars Page  |  November Fruit Calendar



It  is a good time to start preparing ground and digging beds ready for next season. It's best to do most of the digging during dry spells and before any heavy frosts set it.

After digging vacant ground can be covered with black polythene to stop  weeds growing


Harvesting & Storing Vegetables in November  

Start harvesting winter brassicas such as Brussels sprouts and kale

Start harvesting leeks

Continue  harvesting broccoli, cauliflower, cabbages, celeriac, celery, chard, endive, salsify, baby swede, turnips,  swede, winter lettuce, winter spinach

Finish lifting beetroot, carrots and kohl rabi


Care, Sowing & Planting Vegetables & Herbs in November

In mild regions sow overwintering broad beans where they are to grow

Sow early peas for early crops next May

If your soil is well-draining you can still plant  garlic and onion sets early in the month

Sow winter salad leaves under glass for a supply of fresh crops during the winter

Cut back the growth on chicory plants and cover with a black plastic container to force white stalks to sprout.


Protecting Vegetables & Herbs in November

Protect newly sown and planted crops from pigeons with netting

Keep an eye out for caterpillars on brassicas such as red cabbage and pick them off by hand.

Remove all plant debris from the vegetable patch or allotment, to reduce the spread of disease and pests

Remove yellowing leaves on Brussels sprouts to prevent grey mould

Burn all leaves and plants which look as though they may be diseased

Protect late varieties of cauliflower from early frosts by bending a few of the leaves over the curds


Planning and Buying Vegetables in November

Order Seed Catalogues

Plan new Vegetable plots and herbs beds for next year

Pests and Diseases

Companion Plants

See Individual growing pages

See Individual growing pages

In the Kitchen

Although harvesting will be tailing off from now, you may still end up with too much of any one crop to eat straight away.


There are many methods of storing vegetables including making preserves such as pickles and chutneys, bottling, particularly in vinegar or flavoured oils,  freezing and even drying or salting.


Whilst there is general storing, preparation and cooking information on the individual growing pages, for lots more cooking, storing and preserving  information and recipes visit our sister site www.recipes4us.co.uk


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