What To Plant In June

As the summer sun casts its warm glow upon us, it’s the perfect time to step into the garden and nurture the green paradise that awaits. June brings with it an abundance of possibilities for planting and cultivating a vibrant garden.

Seeing we are putting in such a large garden this year I have to work in waves. This is great for succession planting but it also means my garden planning is never truly going to end. this week I am planning what will be added to the garden in June and I would love to share with you what you can still grow even this late into the spring.

Colorful Annuals:

June is an ideal month to sow annual flowers, providing you with a kaleidoscope of colors to brighten up your garden.

Some popular choices include marigolds, zinnias, sunflowers, petunias, cosmos, and nasturtiums. These vibrant blooms will not only add visual appeal but also attract pollinators, enhancing the overall biodiversity of your garden.

The flowers going into the garden this year area abundant in an effort to help local pollinators and help control insects that like to eat the many vegetables we are growing. I am trying to focus on flowers that re edible or ones that we can feed there greens to the chickens like growing plenty of nasturtiums.

Luscious Vegetables:

If you’re keen on harvesting fresh, homegrown produce, June is the time to sow an array of vegetables.

Consider planting tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, beans, summer squash, and herbs like basil and cilantro. These crops thrive in the warm summer temperatures, ensuring a bountiful harvest in the coming months.

Ag good portion of our tomatoes fell pray to our hungry chickens before they realized that was a bad idea. We have some survivors but we will be planting more that have a quick turnaround to help get a larger harvest in total for the year.

Fragrant Herbs:

Herb gardens bring both culinary delights and aromatic bliss to your outdoor space. June offers a wonderful opportunity to grow herbs such as rosemary, thyme, mint, dill, parsley, and sage.

These versatile plants not only add flavor to your dishes but also release delightful fragrances, attracting beneficial insects like bees and butterflies.

Delicious Fruits:

Indulge in the sweetness of homegrown fruits by planting berries like strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries in June. These fruit-bearing plants require adequate sunlight and regular watering to thrive. Imagine plucking juicy berries straight from your own garden to enjoy as a refreshing treat or in delectable desserts.

We are looking for some berry plants to add to our garden. We have plenty of strawberries coming up from our planting in May but we have a long way to go with growth and I am looking to ass some perennials.

Perennial Beauties:

While many plants can be sown in June, it’s also a great time to introduce perennial flowers to your garden. These enduring blooms will grace your landscape year after year. Consider planting peonies, daylilies, delphiniums, coneflowers, and salvias.

With proper care, they will establish strong root systems throughout the summer, ensuring a spectacular display of color in the seasons to come. Adding more personals to our garden is one way I am working to make gardening easier in the years ahead.

Leafy Greens:

Don’t overlook the opportunity to grow nutritious and flavorful leafy greens throughout the summer. June is a suitable time to plant lettuce, spinach, kale, and Swiss chard.

These cool-season crops can be grown in containers or directly in your garden beds, providing you with a continuous supply of fresh greens for salads and cooking.

This year our area is getting hotter than normal already so I have no idea what kind of crop we will get but these are great for growing food in the shade.

Refreshing Cucumbers and Melons:

Crunchy cucumbers and juicy melons are quintessential summer treats. Sow cucumber seeds and plant melon seedlings in June to take advantage of the warm weather.

These vining plants appreciate ample sunshine and regular watering. Witness their rapid growth as they climb trellises or spread across the ground, promising a refreshing harvest in the months ahead.

We planted a lot of these in May but we plan to put more in the ground in June to help ensure that we get a harvest that will keep providing us with fresh fruit through the summer. My kids will happ[ily much on these all summer long saving me money and time cooking. Even the chickens will go crazy for the scraps.

June presents an exciting opportunity to transform your garden into a flourishing oasis. By planting a variety of colorful annuals, delectable vegetables, fragrant herbs, succulent fruits, enduring perennials, leafy greens, and refreshing cucumbers and melons, you can create a diverse and vibrant space to enjoy throughout the summer and beyond.

Embrace the joy of gardening, and watch as nature rewards your efforts with a blooming bounty of beauty and sustenance. Happy gardening!

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