Florikan Florida November Landscaping Guide



With the temperatures dropping, and rainy days being few and far between, November is a great time to head into your Florida landscape and make it shine! Check out the following crops to plant this month in our guide.


Ornamental Crops to Grow in November:


There are many ornamental crops that can be grown in Florida during the month of November, but we’ve singled out a select few to profile in our guide: Cape Daisy

Growing • Full sun • Daily watering • Soil pH 5.6-6.5 • Space seeds 18-24 Inches apart • Continual blooming until summer • Quality balanced CRF is recommended with

micronutrients (90-120 day longevity)




Amaryllis


Growing • Partial sun • Well-drained soil • Plant 12-15 inches apart

• Soil pH 6.0-6.5

• Quality balanced CRF is recommended with

micronutrients (90-120 day longevity)



 

Edible Crops to Grow in November There are many edible crops that can be grown in Florida during the month of November, but we’ve singled out a select few to profile in our guide:


Broccoli

Growing • Takes 80-100 days to grow • Requires fertilization throughout its growth

cycle, so a quality balanced CRF is

recommended (90-120 day longevity) • Full sun required • 1-2 heavy waterings per week

• Ideal soil pH of 6.2 to 6.5


Harvesting • The broccoli must have a large head that is firm and tight

• The head size, in general, should be between 4 and 7 inches

• The size of the individual florets or flower buds on the outside edge become

the size of matchsticks

• The color should be a deep green

• Cut the head off at the stem approximately 5 inches down, with a sharp knife,

try to avoid sawing.



Strawberries

Growing

• Full sun required

• Soil should be well-drained and pH of 5.5-6.5

• Balanced NPK CRF including all micronutrients

(120-180 Day Longevity)

• Protect from freezing temperatures by covering

in sheets or blankets

• Plant in double rows that have been mounded

into raised beds

• Plastic sheeting can be used for weed control

but will accelerate CRF release



Harvesting

• 90-110 Days to harvest from seed

• Strawberries are ready to harvest when three-quarters of the berry's surface is red

• Any freezing temperatures will prolong the time to harvest



Kale

Growing • Full sun required

• Keep soil moist

• Easy to start from seed or transplants

• Use a Florida friendly variety: Tuscan, Dwarf

Blue Curled Vates, Winterbor





Harvesting • From seed 70-80 Days, from transplant 55-days

• The best leaves are the lowest on the plant

• Kale can be cut back, cleaned, and eaten raw, it will re-grow if properly maintained

• Kale can also be dried for long term storage


 

Herbs to Grow in November: There are many herbs that can be grown in Florida during the month of November, but we’ve singled out a select few to profile in our guide:


Parsley

Growing

• Pre started plants are the easiest to work with,

but can be started from seed.

• Seeds take 7-12 days to germinate (soaking in

water overnight before planting helps)

• Plant 6 inches apart

• Keep soil moist

• Partial shade required



Harvesting

• Optimum time for harvest is 70 to 90 days

• Snip starting with the outside stalks first, and at ground level

• Use immediately, pat dry, and store in an airtight container or freeze

Sage

Growing

• Pre started plants are the easiest to work with,

but can be started from seed.

• Space sage plants 18 to 24 inches apart

• Seeds take 10-21 days to germinate

• Keep top of the soil moist

• Full sun required



Harvesting • Optimum time to harvest is approximately 75 days

• For fresh use pick off leaves as needed

• For storage cut off stems that are at least 6-8 inches long, bundle and dry before storing


Thyme

Growing

• Easy to start from seed

• Space thyme plants 18 to 24 inches apart

• Full sun required

• Occasional watering, dry soil, prone to root rot





Harvesting • Trim back the most recent growth leaving the newest 5-6 inches • Use fresh, or bundle and dry for storage



 

For the Lawn



Mowing: Mow at the recommended height and not lower. While it is tempting to cut it very short to reduce the excess labor required for your lawn, this will stress your lawn and leave it open to diseases and weeds.





Fertilizer: Apply a quality Controlled release fertilizer. Using a balanced 4 to 6-month product; applied, now and just before the summer rainy season will ensure a steady feeding throughout the year. Rates will vary by product, grass type, and spreader setting.