There are still a few things that you could plant in your garden in November if you live in zones 5-10! This November planting guide will go through the crops that you can plant this month in your garden!
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What is my Garden Zone?
This article is specifically for those of you living in zones 5 -10. If you don’t know what your garden zone is you can follow this link to find out!
Remember, you will be planting the crops on this list for a spring harvest! I love getting these crops started in the late fall because then it gives my garden a huge head start in the spring next year!
What to Plant in November for Zones 5 & 6
If you haven’t planted garlic there is still time! While it’s best to plant garlic a week or two after your first expected frost date, you can still plant it up until the day before the ground freezes.
If you haven’t planted garlic yet, you should get it planted as soon as possible! You can read more about planting garlic in the fall in this article: Planting Garlic
Shallots are another crop you can still plant in November. Similar to garlic the ideal time to plant is a week or two after your first expected frost date, but it should be ok if you get it in a little bit later! Learn more about planting shallots here.
You can still plant leaf lettuce this month! Lettuce is not as hardy as some of the other crops on this list, so get it in as soon as you can. One of my favorite varieties is a romaine lettuce, it is called Winter Density.
Lettuce needs to be in a sheltered spot so protect it with a cold frame through the winter and you will get a head start on your spring harvest! If you don’t have a cold frame you can learn how to build one here or you can buy one here.
Spinach is another great crop that you can plant this month! It will need to be protected by a cold frame and it will grow slowly throughout the winter. Once the days start to get longer it will really take off and you’ll get a delicious early spring harvest!
Mache is a little-known green that grows really well through the winter. It’s very cold hardy, so it can survive unprotected in your garden. However, it will grow better if it’s protected by a hoop house or a cold frame. Order Mache seeds here
Claytonia is another VERY hardy winter crop. Mache and Claytonia will both continue to grow even when there is less than 10 hours of sunlight a day! It’s a great green to try out this winter!
That’s all folks! I hope you enjoyed this November planting guide for zones 5 & 6! Let me know what you will be planting in your garden!
What to Plant in November? Zones 7 & 8
Even as the weather cools in November, there are still crops you can plant in your garden! This growing guide will go through what to plant in November in zones 7 & 8!
If you live in zone 7, the crops that you will be planting this month will be for a SPRING harvest. If you live in zone 8, you can plant these crops for a winter harvest and for a head start on your garden in the spring.
You will need to use a hoop house or low tunnel to help protect your crops from the weather during the colder months of the winter.
Alright, let’s get started! Here is my list of what to plant in November in zones 7 & 8!
Shallots and Garlic
Shallots and garlic are great crops to plant in November if you live in zones 7 or 8. I personally only plant shallots and garlic this time of year.
The ideal time to plant shallots or garlic is a week or two AFTER your first expected frost date (notice this is the expected date, not the actual date). You can follow this link to determine when the first frost is expected in your area.
You can learn more about planting garlic and shallots in these articles:
Lettuce is another great crop to get started this month. It’s fairly cold hardy, so it should do well when planted under a hoop house or low tunnel.
Spinach is one of my favorite crops. In fact, we harvest spinach from our garden basically all year long! Spinach will grow slowly through the winter and really take off once the sunshine returns in February. You can learn more about growing spinach here: Growing Spinach
Arugula (zone 8)
If you live in zone 8, you can plant arugula in your garden under a hoop house or low frame. Arugula is a peppery green and is a great addition to any salad!
Kale is very hardy, and I personally think it tastes best when it’s planted in cooler temperatures! In fact, the cold weather changes the flavor of kale and it tastes so much sweeter.
Mache is a VERY hardy plant. It’s one of the few plants that I know of that continues to grow even when there are less than 10 hours of sunlight a day.
It’s a lesser-known green, so you should definitely give it a try this year! It is hardy, so it can survive in the garden without protection but will do best if it’s grown under a hoop house or low frame.
Similar to Mache, Claytonia will continue to grow with less than 10 hours of sunlight. It’s another great crop to try this year!
November Planting List for Zones 9 & 10
If you live in zones 9 & 10 you should still be planting in November! Take advantage of the milder winters in your area and extend your harvest through the winter!
You can direct sow all of the vegetables on this list so plant all of the crops on this list by seed, except for the crops in the cabbage family. Any crops that are in the cabbage family will need to be planted by transplant.
Let’s get started! Here’s what you should be planting in November if you live in zones 9 & 10.
The first item on the list is carrots! The cooler weather does amazing things to carrots. Winter carrots are much sweeter and they are one of my favorite garden treats! I highly recommend that you try planting carrots in your garden this November.
Kale tastes much better when it’s grown in the winter. Warmer temperatures tend to make kale bitter, so I prefer to grow kale in the cooler months of the year which makes November the perfect time for planting it in zones 9 & 10.
Also known as Rapini, Broccoli Raab is a great crop to try this year in your garden!
There are plenty of leafy greens that you can plant in your garden this month! Plant some of these crops in your garden in November, so that you’ll have some delicious salads in a few months!
Although peas are typically considered a spring crop, you can grow them in the fall! They aren’t quite as productive as a spring planting, but I think they are worth the effort! You can learn more about growing peas in the fall here: Growing Fall Peas
I love slicing up some radishes to add on top of my salads! They’re a great vegetable to plant in your garden this November.
Beets are packed with nutrients which makes them a great addition to any garden. Get them planted in your garden this month! If you want to learn more about growing beets check out this article: Beets Growing Guide
Broccoli is a crop you should definitely be planting in November! It’s one of my favorite crops to grow in my garden! Remember, that broccoli is in the cabbage family, so you will need to plant it by seedlings, not by seed!
Parsley is one of my favorite herbs. It has such a great taste and is perfect for adding as a garnish to your dinner. Get some planted in your garden this month!
Onions are one of my favorite crops to grow. If you are planning on starting any in your garden this month check out my article all about growing onions here!
Garlic & Shallots
In my opinion, garlic and shallots do best when you get them started in the fall. If you live in zones 9 or 10, November is a great time to get them started in your garden.
You can learn more about growing garlic and shallots in these articles:
Other Crops That You Can Plant This Month
That’s all folks. I hope that you enjoyed this guide on what you should be planting in November if you live in zones 5-10 What will you be planting this month? Let me know in the comments!