California Gardening November 2019 Garden Tour – Drone Views, Harvests and more!

Welcome to California garden in the month of November. In today’s episode you can see an aerial view of our new garden, look at some harvests we made and go over some things to do.

Garden Tour – Aerial view

We used a DJI Mavic Mini Drone to get an aerial view of the growing space in our new California garden. We have a backyard as well as a side yard that gets plenty of sun. We have a 5 feet tall boundary wall that surrounds our yard and casts some shadow but that should not cause any problem as plants will get sufficient sun as they grow taller. Some of our potted plants are placed in the shade and are thriving well as they get sufficient light for their growing needs. Since US is in the Northern hemisphere if your yard faces the south or the southern sky you should get plenty of sun in your backyard.

Aerial view
Aerial view

We are waiting for our community association approval to get started on our backyard project and we hope to track the progress for all our viewers.

Harvests

Container prince eggplant – A prolific grower which produced plenty of eggplants. We had some warm/sunny days this month that really helped with the yield.

Container Prince Eggplant
Container Prince Eggplant

Peppers (Hot Thai pepper, and Cayenne pepper) – We harvested lot of chilies from our container this month. I’m planning to save the Cayenne pepper plant and seeds for the next growing season.

Pepper Harvest
Pepper Harvest

Pineapple – We harvested the baby fruit that was growing from the mother plant. The plant keeps producing one after the other and so far, we have harvested 4-5 pineapple fruits from this plant.

Pineapple harvest
Pineapple harvest

Tomato – It’s rare to see tomato harvest in November but due to some warm sunny days that we had this month we were able to harvest some from our beefsteak tomato plant.

Tomato harvest
Tomato harvest

Ivy GourdIvy gourd plant is a warm season crop and was dormant for a while but grew back with vengeance when we had some warmer days this month. You can get an abundant harvest from just one plant.

Ivy gourd harvest
Ivy gourd harvest

Things to Do

It’s a good time to start preparing containers for your winter vegetable gardening. Here we are making some potting mix for growing radishes. We are using a mix of one part of worm castings that also acts as a fertilizer, one part of vermiculite and two parts of peat moss for our container. This potting mix can also be used in seed starting kits. Once your container is ready, just sprinkle some radish seeds, cover them with peat moss and water the container thoroughly.

Preparing potting mix for container
Preparing potting mix for container

Watch our California garden in the month of November.

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