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What to Plant in June

by The Helpful Hardware Folks

It’s June and what comes with it are beautiful flowers, signs of fruit and vegetable growth. Let us share with you your action list for this month where pruning, planting, and preserving come center stage.

FOOD

Sugar Snaps: Added these veggies to your garden is simple and easy. Sugar Snaps make great additions to any salad or just as a healthy snack. These sweet peas take 3-5 weeks to grow and they thrive in the heat. Sugar snap will need support to grow, so

Zucchini: Growing your own salad ingredients can be rewarding and delicious. Zucchini seeds get planted right into the ground and are best placed in full sun in compost-rich, well-drained soil. Be aware of the type of zucchini you are growing as some are vining types that require a trellis for support.


FLOWERS

Sunflowers: This flower is a beautiful summer staple. Sunflowers will grow in any soil, they love the sunlight and thrive in the heat.  Avoid planting Sunflowers in areas that get waterlogged and select spaces with full sun.

Marigolds: Marigolds can withstand hot, dry temperatures. If you wait until June to plant them their beautiful gold color is more likely to shine until Labor Day.  These flowers also repel mosquitoes make them a beautiful addition to your entertaining space.


PRUNE

Herbs: Herbs grow quickly and need pruning to remain vibrant and healthy. Some wonder, “I already pick them when I eat them. Why do I need to prune them too?” Pruning your herbs is an important part of keeping them happy. Herbs will grow flower-like stubs on them. They may look pretty, but ill cause havoc on those herbs.

Melons: It is the melon time! If you planted your melons back in April, then it is time to harvest! Yes, it is time to sink your teeth into those juicy summer flavors. If they aren’t quite ready, be patient, give it 1-2 more weeks for that Summersweet!


DON’T

Over Fertilize: Don’t over-fertilize your garden. Plants only take up the nutrients they need. You can over-pollute and waste the fertilizer.

*Confirm with your local area that the suggestions in this article are applicable to your home.

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