Here’s a list of things to do in the garden for the month of June by zone. Check out USDA’s hardiness map for your zone area.
- Plant warm weather plant such as eggplants, peppers, and tomatoes in containers or in the garden.
- Divide and transplant your spring bulbs, after their leaves dried up.
- Sow seeds of perennials plants directly in the garden.
- Plant lettuce seedlings every two weeks.
- Set out your groundcover plants and start your lawn.
- Fertilize your lawns.
- Start transplanting the seedlings of warm-weather veggies.
- Set out your cool-weather herbs.
- Prune and thin your spring-flowering shrubs after they have finished blooming.
- Set out the seedlings of your warm-weather veggies and annuals.
- If you have spring-flowering shrubs, prune, thin, and fertilize them.
- Stir your compost piles every week.
- Pinch back the first flower buds of your Chrysanthemums and Carnations.
- Start planting summer flowering bulbs.
- Fertilize and aerate your lawns.
- Start planting groundcovers.
- Plant aster, begonia, dahlia, and fuchsia.
- Sow more seeds of lettuce, radish, and spinach at the middle of the month for you to have a continuous crop.
- Harden off and then start transplanting your cucumbers, eggplants, melons, peppers, and squash.
- For your potted veggies, make sure that you water and fertilize them regularly.
- Plant cilantro when the end of the month is near, you can add cilantro to your dishes like salsa.
- Set out your transplants early in the month.
- Plant seeds of melon, squash, and other warm weather crops.
- Mulch you garden beds as soon as your garden soil warms up.
- Plant aster and pansies.
- If you see cabbage moths on your Brassicas, spray them with BacillisThuringiensis.
- If you have veggies and flowers that tend to sprawl, cage or stake them.
- Sow more lettuce if you want to harvest more leaves.
- Use banana peels to fertilize your roses. Whiz the peels in your blender and then put them under the mulch around your roses.
- For your tomatoes, spray them with compost tea.
- If you have dahlias and gladiolas, stake them to avoid damaging their roots.
- Cut 1/2 inch of foliage ends of mums every 2 weeks.
- Start planting Brussels sprouts, bush beans, and late cabbages for you to have something to harvest in autumn.
- Cage your eggplant, pepper, and tomato plants.
- To keep your Chrysanthemums bushy, cut the growing tips of your chrysanthemums at least 1/2 inch every 2 weeks until the middle of next month.
- Plant sweet potato slips early this month.
- After your spring-flowering shrubs have finished blooming, prune them.
- Make an inventory of seeds for your fall garden.
- If your perennials are lanky, place some supports on them.
- Don’t forget to mulch to get rid of weeds, and water later.
- Start planting Bush beans, Lima Beans, Luffa gourd, Pole Beans, and Winter squash.
- Replace your bolted lettuce with southern peas, malabar, corn, and winged beans.
- Star sowing seeds of eggplants, peppers, and tomatoes then set them out in July.
- Get rid of slugs by trapping them with containers of fresh beer.
- Start planting bulb or tubers of cannas, dahlia, daylily, irises, and water lily.
- Add compost to your beds and then plant eggplants, peppers, and other fall crops.
- Thin you fruit trees, put mulch in the root area, add a thin layer of compost and top it with three inches of mulch; do this early in the month.
- Start planting balsam, blanket flower, cockscomb, dusty miller, geranium, marigold, mums, vinca, verbena, and wax begonia.
- Plant bush beans, cantaloupe, corn, cucumber, okra, peanut, southern peas, summer squash, and sweet potato.
- Refill mulches around your plants.
- If you have vacant beds, you can plant cover crops in them.
- Plant collard and tomato seeds in the garden for you to have something to harvest in fall.
- Plant more marigold, sunflowers, and zinnia.
- If you see slow-moving bugs in the morning, hand pick them and then dust underneath your plants using Diatomaceous Earth. Don’t forget to wear masks when dusting with DE, do avoid inhaling the dust.
- Water your plants every morning, so that they will be prone to fungus, insect infestation, and other diseases.
- Plant sweet potato slips and peanuts.
- Clean the debris under your mango trees to avoid anthracnose disease from spreading. Spray your mangoes with copper solution if they are infected.
- After blooming, prune your Bougainvillea Cassia tree, Jasmine, and Royal Poinciana.
- To prepare your hibiscus, ixora, and other summer-flowering perennials, and bananas for the upcoming bloom, feed them with compost.
- If you have vacant beds in the garden, cover them with clear plastic for a few weeks to kill pests and diseases.
- After harvesting tropical fruits, prune them.
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