Gardening Tips For June
If you’re in zone 4 or 5, summer temperatures are in full swing by June. For southern New England and the Northern Midwest, this means that it’s still time to plant some hardy greens, such as lettuce. Some varieties of lettuce may go to seed if temperatures are too high, but others should be fine. Other crops that can survive in June include root vegetables like beets and carrots. In addition, you can plant a second radish crop at this time.
For plants that produce fruit, June is a great month to plant them. Just make sure to monitor the fruiting plants to keep them healthy and happy. It’s too hot to plant any fruit at this time of year, so you’ll need to pay close attention to them. Feeding them appropriately will keep them healthy, and you can also keep spider mites away by rinsing the leaves with overhead watering.
In addition to planting summer-flowering plants, you should make sure your garden is ready to receive more rain. The Southeast can experience heatwaves in June, so you’ll want to protect your crops from drought. In addition, you’ll want to make sure your automatic irrigation system is working properly. If you have late-blooming perennials, you’ll want to get them in the ground as soon as possible. Otherwise, they’ll grow to a height that will be difficult to get rid of.
As the temperature begins to rise, you’ll want to prepare for watering your plants more frequently. While you’re waiting for Mother Nature to shower your garden with rain, you can make up for the lost water by providing them with extra water. Generally, you’ll need an inch or so of rain per week for your plants, but if you live in a hot climate, you’ll need more. In either case, a deep watering session is always better than a series of shallow ones.
For your garden to thrive in the summer, you’ll need to pay attention to the weather in June. Although it’s a humid month, temperatures can still go up in July. You should make sure to water the soil every day to avoid fungus and other pests in the garden. To do this, you can set up a rain gauge and monitor how much rain Mother Nature gets. If there isn’t enough rain, then you’ll have to add the water yourself.
In early June, it’s time to finish planting your gardens. Hanging baskets, containers, and trees are all great choices for this time of year. In addition to flowering plants, June is also the best time to enjoy your garden in the sun. If you live in a humid climate, you can even hang a hanging basket or two. Regardless of what you’re growing, there are many ways to grow flowers in the summer.