Gardening Essentials for June- July


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June is the month of the culmination of spring in the northern extensions. It is a time that is extensively challenging not only to humans but also to plants. As the temperature rises, it is time to put your warm plants in the ground so they can grow for the upcoming season. 

 

Here, gardeners from southern regions need to be more careful regarding insect pests, drought, and plant diseases. 

 

Usually, for crops like beans, etc., that mature quickly, average planting seeds would work fine. This month of the extra daylight and the longest days will make your garden essentially flourish and be colorful. 

 

Nevertheless, the most critical task for June- July is to water the plants evenly and keep a thorough check for pests.

 

Although to make this gardening less challenging and more fun, we have customized some of the essential gardening tips for June.

 

Stay tuned and happy reading :)

 

Essential Plants

 

Without heavy rainfall, you can plant all kinds of shrubs, trees, and other summer bedding plants in your gardens. Don't forget to water them regularly. 

 

You can directly sow seeds of cucumber, beans, corn, and squash into the soil whenever the temperature hits around 50 degrees. 

 

If you're fond of colors and can handle a little chaos, you can try to sow reseeding flowers such as forget-me-not, blue honey work, golden feverfew, sunflower, love-in-a-mist, sweet alyssum, etc. 

 

However, before planting, amend beds with 5 to 6 inches of compost. These flowers would add color to your greeneries. 

 

To attract beautiful butterflies, you can plant Buddleja, aster, Mexican sunflower, etc. 

 

Variable normal-size pumpkins take almost around 110 to 120 days to get matured, so you should start sowing their seeds in the month of late May and early June. 

 

There is still enough time to sow annual flowers from seeds, such as cosmos, marigold, nasturtium, sweet alyssum, zinnia, and sunflower, and for faster Bloom, you can consider buying seedlings. 

 

Purchasing a transplant would be essential for plants like tomatoes, or the fruit wouldn't have enough time to mature in some regions.

 

Here is an additional list of planting jobs that must be fulfilled in June:

 

  • Report your house plants.
  • Plant your pots and baskets with flowers like petunias, begonias, and busy Lizzie.
  • Plant numerous vegetables like-, lettuce, beans, cabbage, peppers, cucumbers, carrots tomatoes. 
  • Plant seeds of annual flowers like- Petunia, Marigold, Zinnia, Vinca, etc. 

 

Harvest 

 

It is an excellent time for gardeners who worked on their vegetable gardens earlier. It's finally time to finally enjoy the soothing taste of your own freshly sown fruits and vegetables. It's time to finally harvest your strawberries, lettuce, other salads, and early potatoes. 

 

Establish a weekly harvest schedule to maintain the growth of your herbs and vegetables vigorously.

 

 Pull radishes off the floor as they would fatten up, and try to pinch off the mint, parsley, and basil. 

 

Pickup the pea pods as they are highly plump. 

 

To make this task easy for you, we have carefully customized a list of a few vegetables that are usually ready to harvest in June -July:

  • Beetroot
  • Carrot
  • Potato
  • Garlic
  • Cauliflower
  • Peas
  • Asparagus
  • Lettuce
  • Radish
  • Rocket
  • Spinach
  • Spring onion
  • Tomato
  • Samphire
  • Turnip

 

Maintain

 

Stand tall and observe whether critters are causing trouble to your plants. If yes, you can try rabbit-resistant and perennial deer flowers, including Artemisia, lavender, ornamental oregano, salvia, yarrow, monarda, etc.

 

 To prevent germination, you can create a 3-inch layer of organic mulch throughout your entire space. It will also prevent cracking and crusting of the soil surface. It will encourage earthworms and moderate average ground temperature and would assist weeds from germinating.

 

To ensure moderate supply, you can sow fast-maturing vegetables. Try to finish earthing the main crop of potatoes.

 

Pollinate tomatoes by flicking blooms with fingers during the warmest or driest part of the day. Try to repeat these two or three times per week. Other than this, shake big plants well. It would help them to spread their sticky pollen.

 

You can use trellises in your vine crops to enhance your fruit production.

 

Sweet peas and variable other climbers should be tied away properly as they can flop and it can break their stems.

 

Keep a proper check on your pea crops and make the necessary adjustments. Thinning carrots must be performed with soil around the remaining plants. It would deter the carrot root flies.

 

Don't forget to remove the thinning when you're done, as this would also captivate the carrot root flies.

If your irises have stopped blooming, cut off the deadheading flowers, as this would hurdle the rhizome growth, and apply fertilizers if necessary.

 

Spray water thoroughly on roses to prevent them against diseases like Blackspot and variable harmful insects

 

Other important things to add to your checklist for this month:

 

  • First thing first! Keep a proper eye on your plants, especially container plants. If they need water, depending on the weather, soak them thoroughly. 
  • Put your compost in a well-protected bin to keep it aerated.
  • ü Feed wild birds with sustainable food regularly as this is our responsibility towards our environment. 
  • Now that the cold nights and frosts are gone plant bedding and half-hardy essential summer plants to give your garden a squash of beautiful colors.
  • Keep a proper eye on pests and diseases. If there are any signs, deal with them as soon as possible. 
  • At least once or twice, mown your garden every month. You can also consider purchasing a few gardens supplies online and offline if you don't have the necessary tools and equipment. You can also buy great new items to decorate your garden with exceptional products.

 

At last! Fire up your barbecue and soothing dining whenever the weather is in your favor.

 

This article Gardening Essentials for June-July first appeared on abilogic.com.

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