In the Garden: June.

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WHAT TO PLANT

Seed in Ground: Continue to seed:  cantaloupes, corn, cover crops, cucumbers, okra, peanuts, southern peas, summer squash, sweet potatoes, and bush beans – and mustard & turnips (for their tender baby leaves)

 

WHAT TO DO

 

  • Pray for rain.
  • Plant cover crops in vacant beds.
  • Plant mums, balsam, cockscomb, wax begonias, salvia, dusty miller, blanket flower (Gaillardia spp.), geraniums, marigolds, verbena, and vinca (Catharanthus roseus).
  • Plant bulbs or tubers of irises, cannas, water lilies, dahlias, and daylilies.
  • Replenish mulches around plants to keep weeds down and conserve moisture.
  • Plant mustard and turnips for harvesting tender, baby leaves.
  • Work compost into beds, then plant fall crops of peppers and eggplant.
  • Direct-seed collards and tomatoes for fall harvest.
  • Check your drip irrigation system—you’ll be depending on it soon.
  • Thin fruit trees early in the month; mulch root area with a thin layer of compost, topped with 3 inches of organic mulch.

 

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