You’ve spent all spring and summer working hard in your garden—now it’s time to reap what you’ve sown.
Gardener’s To-Do List: June Edition
A zone-by-zone checklist for the beginning of summer.
Look for slow-moving bugs in the cool of the morning; hand-pick them, then dust below the plants with Diatomaceous earth (a white powder made from the fossilized remains of diatoms, one-celled algae that have a skeleton made of silicon). 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.