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 This Month’s Tips

  • Place mulch around berries for winter protection.
  • Cover rhubarb and asparagus beds with composted manure and straw.
  • To protect built-in sprinkler systems, drain the system and insulate the valve mechanisms.
  • Clean and oil your lawnmower and other garden equipment and tools before storing them for winter.
  • Drain and store hoses carefully to avoid damage from freezing.
  • Renew mulch around perennial flowerbeds after removing weeds.
  • Use a 3- to 4-inch layer of leaves, spread over the garden plot, to eliminate winter weeds, suppress early spring weeds and prevent soil compaction by rain.
  • It’s a good time to plant trees and shrubs. Consider varieties that supply food and shelter to birds, such as sumac, elderberry, flowering currant and mock orange.
  • There is still time to plant spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocuses. Don’t delay.
  • Plant garlic for harvest next summer.
  • Rake and destroy leaves from fruit trees that were diseased this year. Remove and discard mummified fruit.
  • Treat peaches four weeks after leaf fall spray for peach leaf curl and shothole diseases.

Find more gardening tips for November at:  https://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/vegetables/november-garden-calendar

Program Highlights

Let's Garden

Marion County Master Gardeners™ are trained certified volunteers who promote the joy and science of home gardening in our community. We answer questions, teach workshops, provide speakers, maintain a demonstration garden, and connect home gardeners to the information they need. The Master Gardener program is sponsored by OSU Extension.