Planting Vegetables in June
The summer months are approaching and with them a host of vegetables that can be planted in June. Home gardeners can plan their vegetable garden by selecting from a range of vegetable to choose from and start planting early to get a head start. Here are some great choices for June:
Tomatoes are a staple in many home gardens and are an excellent selection for June. Tomatoes should be planted in an area that gets a good amount of sunlight, as they need at least 6 hours of sun a day to produce a good crop.
Eggplants are a warm-weather crop and do well when planted in June. Eggplants need full sun exposure, rich soil that holds moisture, and a steady flow of nutrients.
Peppers are another great choice for June. Peppers need 6-8 hours of sun a day and soil that is rich in organic matter. Peppers don’t like to be overly wet, so a raised bed or container garden is a great way to ensure that the soil is well-draining.
Cucumbers are another vegetable that does great when planted in June. Cucumbers need full sun and moist, well-draining soil. A raised bed is a good choice for growing cucumbers, as it ensures the plants don’t become waterlogged.
Herbs are a great addition to any vegetable garden and are easy to grow in June. Herbs need at least 6 hours of sun a day and should be watered regularly. Most herbs like soil that is on the dry side and a mulch around the plants can help retain moisture.
Root crops, such as carrots and radishes, are another option for June planting. Root crops need a soil rich in organic matter and should be planted in an area that gets full sun. Root crops should be watered regularly and can benefit from a layer of mulch to help retain moisture.
Knowing what vegetables to plant in June is a great way to get a head start on your summer garden. Tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, cucumbers, herbs, and root crops all do well when planted in June and are sure to yield a bountiful harvest.