Tip of The Month
Keep your garden tools clean and sharp. Some plant diseases can be spread on tools. Hose soil off of garden tools before moving to another area of the landscape. Sterilize pruning tools after each and every cut if there is any chance the plant is infected with a disease. A dull saw is much more dangerous than sharp one. When the saw is sharp, gentle pressure is all it takes to make a clean cut. If it is dull, force is required and serious injury can occur if it slips. Sharp tools make for clean wounds which heal quickly. Take care of your tools, they will last longer and so will you and your plants!Climate Information for November in Phoenix, Arizona
Rainfall:Average: 0.7 inches
Record: 3.6 inches (1905)
Temperature (degrees F):
Average High: 74.9 degrees
Lowest High: 40 degrees (1919)
Record High: 96 degrees (1924)
Average Low: 48.9 degrees
Highest Low: 71 degrees (1988)
Record Low: 27 degrees (1931)
Note: Rainfall and temperatures vary widely within the valley depending upon elevation and microclimate.
To Do List . . .
Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chard, Collard Greens, Endive, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce (Head & Leaf), Mustard, Onions (Bulb & Green), Peas, Radishes, Rutabagas, Spinach, Turnips
Asparagus, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage, Cauliflower, Chard, Kohlrabi, Lettuce (Head & Leaf)
Watch for insect and pest problems, identify and manage early to prevent damage.
Fruit and Nut Trees
Be prepared to protect citrus from early winter frosts
Don't List . . .
DO NOT OVER WATER which will result in root rots. Allow the soil to dry out between watering.