What to do in the garden in June


What to do in the garden NOW!

WEED!  Be persistent.  Early action keeps the garden manageable. The best method is good old hand digging. If you are looking for a safe “herbicide” use straight vinegar.  Apply late morning when winds are calm and little chance of rain. Be careful, It is not selective and can kill veggies too.

Successive planting: Continue to plant carrots, beets, radishes, beans over the next 4 weeks.  They will have sufficient time to mature and will provide a longer harvest.

Prune: Pinch back shoots between stalk and stems on tomato plants to keep them manageable.This also helps divert energy to fruit production rather than excessive leaf production.

Water: While weather is cooler and plants are smaller, watering needs will be less. Pay attention when weather gets hotter and plants get larger and adjust watering accordingly.

Harvest: Wondering if something is ready to harvest?  Check out this lesson plan to help understand how to decide.

Plan: A summer evening in the garden.  Bring your school community together to enjoy the late day light and sounds in the garden (and sneak in a little weeding)

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