Gardener’s To-Do List: June Edition

A zone-by-zone checklist for the beginning of summer.


June To-Do List for Zone 7Zone 7

  • Plant pole, lima, and bush beans; winter squash; and luffa gourds.
  • Start seeds for fall crops of eggplants, peppers, and tomatoes to set out in July.
  • Cut and dry thyme, oregano, and mint.
  • Replace bolted lettuce with corn, malabar spinach (Basella alba), winged beans (Psophocarpus tertragonolobus), and southern peas.
  • Trap slugs with containers of fresh beer.
  • Mulch to reduce weeds and watering later.

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