June Gardening Guide: What to Sow and Plant with Seeds Wild

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June is a peak time for gardening, with longer days and warmer temperatures providing ideal conditions for planting and sowing. Whether you’re tending to your vegetable garden, orchard, or ornamental plants, Seeds Wild has you covered with essential tasks and tips for a thriving garden this month.

GARDENING TASKS FOR JUNE

June is a busy month in the garden. Here are some key tasks to focus on:

  • Weeding and Mulching: Keep weeds at bay and conserve soil moisture by applying mulch around your plants.
  • Watering: Ensure consistent watering, especially during dry spells. Early morning or late evening is the best time to water.
  • Pest Control: Keep an eye out for pests and diseases, and use organic treatments to protect your plants.
  • Feeding: Apply organic fertilizers to provide essential nutrients for vigorous growth.

WHAT TO SOW IN JUNE

Direct Sowing in the Garden:

  • Vegetables: Sow beans, beets, carrots, chard, cucumbers, kale, lettuce, radishes, and turnips.
  • Herbs and Greens: Sow basil, cilantro, dill, and parsley.

Succession Planting:

  • Quick-Maturing Crops: Plant a second round of quick growers like radishes, lettuce, and spinach for continuous harvests.
  • Heat-Tolerant Greens: Sow varieties of lettuce and spinach that can withstand summer heat.

WHAT TO PLANT IN JUNE

June is also an ideal time to plant various crops:

  • Vegetables: Plant seedlings of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and cucumbers. Ensure they are well-watered and mulched to retain moisture.
  • Herbs: Transplant basil, oregano, rosemary, and thyme.
  • Perennials: Plant perennial vegetables like asparagus and rhubarb, ensuring they have rich, well-prepared soil.

HARVESTING IN JUNE

Enjoy the fruits of your labor with these early summer harvests:

  • Early Vegetables: Harvest peas, early potatoes, radishes, and lettuce.
  • Herbs: Snip herbs like basil, cilantro, and parsley regularly to encourage bushy growth.
  • Fruiting Vegetables: Depending on your region, you might start harvesting the first tomatoes and cucumbers.

ORCHARD TASKS FOR JUNE

June is crucial for orchard care to ensure healthy fruit production:

  • Thinning Fruit: Thin out excess fruits on trees to prevent overburdening branches and to promote larger, healthier fruits.
  • Pest Monitoring: Keep an eye out for pests like codling moths and aphids, and treat with organic methods if necessary.
  • Watering: Ensure fruit trees receive adequate water, particularly during dry periods.

ORNAMENTAL GARDEN TASKS FOR JUNE

Enhance the beauty of your ornamental garden with these tasks:

  • Deadheading: Remove spent flowers from perennials and annuals to encourage continuous blooming.
  • Planting Summer Annuals: Plant summer annuals like marigolds, petunias, and zinnias to add vibrant color to your garden.
  • Pruning Shrubs: Prune spring-flowering shrubs after they finish blooming to shape them and encourage new growth.

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Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly tips on natural gardening and permaculture. By staying on top of these tasks and planting the right crops, you’ll ensure a bountiful and beautiful garden throughout the summer. Happy gardening from Seeds Wild!

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