Gardener’s To-Do List for June

Here’s a zone-by-zone to-do list for the month of June.


June To-Do List for Zone 9June To-Do List for Zone 9

  • Look for slow-moving bugs in the cool of the morning; hand-pick them, then dust below the plants with diatomaceous earth (be sure to use a dust mask so you don't inhale the dust).
  • Last chance to plant sweet potato slips and peanuts this season.
  • Continue planting sweet corn in small blocks, every 2 weeks for continuous harvest through fall.
  • Start more zinnias, marigolds, and sunflowers to replenish tired flowers in late summer.
  • Water plants in the morning so they don't become susceptible to fungus and insect infestation.
  • Plant more heat-tolerant veggies: Replace spinach with Swiss chard and potatoes with taro (Colocasia esculenta).

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