Things to Do / Things to Think About This Month - November 2018

  Hort Snacks - November 2018
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  • Dedicate some time to reviewing this past season
    • What went well?
    • What could have been different?
    • What changes might be implemented next year?
    • Make sure all your records are up to date
    • Gaze into your own crystal ball – what do you anticipate might happen or be an issue next year? – What can you prepare for
  • Start thinking about your plant requirements (and probably put your orders in) and your various association memberships
  • Take time to overhaul irrigation and spray equipment before putting it away for winter
  • Plan to visit or contact a number of fellow producers over the course of the winter (at meetings or courses) to discuss successes and failures. Identify 1 or 2 specific individuals that you think you could learn from.
  • Plan to attend at least 1 or more workshops / courses over the winter
    • Register for workshops
  • If you haven’t applied winter protection to strawberries or fall-planted garlic, it should be done this month before hard freezes arrive and kill off plants
    • Strawberry plants can be damaged and killed by exposure to temperatures below -6C to -9C
  • Application of Casoron to Saskatoon berries should be done prior to snowfall, after the ground has cooled off
    • Remember to carefully adjust the rate for banding
    • If you are planning on rejuvenation or renovation pruning, do not apply Casoron, or plants will be damaged
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This information published to the web on October 30, 2018.