Things to plant in june

What To Plant in June

What to Plant in June

Most fruiting plants like tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants should already be in the ground. Many vegetables will still grow and produce even more quickly from seed planted in June when the soil is well warmed up and teeming with life depending on where you live.

Listed below are flower, vegetable and herb varieties that are great to start planting in June based on the Hardiness Zone that you live in.

Beans (Zones 3-8):
Beans are great for a June planting in Zones 3-8. Beans are fast growing in warm soil will give you a crop in as little as 35 days with some varieties.
Learn More: How to Grow Beans
Suggested varieties: Harvester, French Garden, Midori Giant

Beets (Zones 3-6):
Sow beets now in Zones 3-6 for a fast, late summer treat!
Learn More: How to Grow Beets
Suggested Varieties: Chioggia, Cylindra

Cabbage (Zones 3-7):
Cabbage is one of the easier plants to grow in the garden. Make sure to select a variety that is right for your location (size and maturity length). Be sure to fertilize and water when cabbage heads begins to form.
Learn More: How to Grow Cabbage
Suggested variety: Copenhagen Market, White Stem, Red Acre 

Carrots (Zones 3-7):
Planting carrots by mid-June in Zones 3-7 will yield a late summer crop that will keep in the garden until used.
Learn More: How to Grow Carrots
Suggested varieties: Parisian, Little Finger, Nantes

Corn (Zones 3-10):
One of the most rewarding and fast growing crops to grow in the summer. Corn is delicious when cooked only minutes after being pulled off the stalk. Try a small plot of corn, working your way to a large field of several varieties.
Learn More: How to Grow Corn
Suggested varieties: Buttergold, Sweet G90, Honey Select Sweet

Cucumbers (Zones 3-8):
Fast growing vine or bush cucumber plants can produce an abundance of cucumber fruits. Be careful to pick a variety for the space you have in your garden. Vine cucumbers can be the best tasting but need far more space than bush varieties.
Learn More: How to Grow Cucumbers
Suggest varieties: Spacemaster 80, Muncher, Marketmore 76

Herbs (Zones 3-10):
All Zones can plant an herb garden indoors or outdoors, but now is the time to plant heat loving herbs like basil, oregano, thyme and sage!
Learn More: How to Grow Herbs
Suggested varieties: Sweet Genovese Basil, Italian Oregano, Vulgaris Thyme, Broadlead Sage

Melons and Watermelons (Zones 3-8):
Tasty melons make for a great treat on hot, long summers and a staple for summer picnics and family fun.
Learn More: How to Grow Melons, How to Grow Watermelon
Suggested varieties: Honey Dew Stutz Supreme, Bush Sugar Baby Watermelon, All Sweet Watermelon

Peas (Zones 3-5):
For Zones 3-5 and 6 depending on weather, green peas and sugar peas are good to plant in June, and will produce a great summer crop of fresh, crisp peas.
Learn More: How to Grow Peas
Suggested varieties: Sugar Snap, Green Arrow

Summer Squash (Zones 3-10):
Summer squash sowing in June will lead to the perfect fresh squash and zucchini in July and August.
Learning Download: How to Grow Squash
Suggested Varieties: Cocozelle, Waltham Butternut

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12 Vegetables You Can Still Plant in June

There’s a common misconception that if you’re going to grow a garden, you have to plant in the spring. For many vegetables, you’ll need to sow seeds or plant seedlings shortly after the last frost, but straying from conventional timelines isn’t necessarily going to make or break your food-growing journey. 

You’ll be relieved to know that you still have plenty of time. And depending on which part of the country you live in, there is a variety of crops from which you can choose. Here’s our list of vegetables you can plant in June, along with some helpful tips to get started.


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June is actually a great time to put quick-maturing summer radishes in the ground. This is because when heat reaches its peak, it can cause the flavor of these veggies to get too pungent. 

Ideal USDA Growing Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Tips: No matter the season, radishes thrive in moist, well-drained soil. We suggest growing a summer variety such as a French Breakfast, Rover Hybrid or Crimson Giant, which will mature quickly.

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Beets are cold tolerant and are typically planted in cooler temperatures, but they will germinate in soil temperatures ranging from 50°F to 78°F. You can get away with putting some seeds into the ground if you aren’t too far down south. 

Ideal USDA Growing Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Tips: If you’re worried about the heat, play it safe with varieties that are known to be more adaptable or heat resistant such as the Detroit Dark Red, Merlin or Early Wonder.  

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Here’s a vegetable that a lot of people think you need to plant in early spring in order to get a harvest. It’s not necessary. The potato has an average maturity time of 75 to 95 days. 

Ideal USDA Growing Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Tips: Stay away from longer-maturing potatoes such as russets and opt for Yukon Gold or Norland. 

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Peas are typically grown in the early spring and known for being a cool-weather crop, but if you’re in the right location and choose a variety with some heat tolerance, you can add them into your garden. Most take around 60 to 70 days to mature.

Ideal USDA Growing Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 

Tips: Be mindful of mildew around mid-July. You can treat it with a solution with 40-percent milk and 60-percent water. There’s a common misconception that peas don’t fare well in hot weather, but it actually has more to do with poor irrigation. Keep them well watered in the heat and you shouldn’t have a problem.

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Bunching Onions 

You can still add onions to your patch. While it’s smart to stay away from bulb onions in June because there isn’t a long enough growing season for them to reach maturity, this is not the case with bunching onions (otherwise known as green onions or scallions). 

Ideal USDA growing zones: 4, 5, 6, 7 

Tips: Optimal soil temperature is 70°F to 75°F and we recommend choosing a quicker-maturing variety such as the Red Beard or Guardsman. When mapping out your garden, avoid planting them next to peas or asparagus—these are bad companions. 

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Swiss chard 

Swiss chard is another versatile crop. It is one that is normally thrown into the cool-season category, but it’s heat tolerant and the most heat tolerant out of all the greens. In other words, it’s an ideal choice if you want an alternative to lettuce, spinach or kale.  

Ideal USDA growing zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 

Tips: There are some chard varieties that are more heat tolerant than others. Bright Lights, Fordhook Giant or Green Lucullus are all good options. 

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Beans are an ideal crop because they mature quickly in warm soil and locations with at least eight hours of sun. They are a conventional warm-season crop that are usually added into the garden. You can either opt for bush beans or pole beans. Bush beans typically grow faster and some varieties are ready for harvest in as soon as 35 days. 

Ideal growing zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13

Tip: If you’re in a more northern area, green beans are a good option. The Blue Lake variety or Dragon Tongue are two choices. A French Garden variety is an easy-growing option for the new gardener and will grow best in zones 4 to 9.  If you’re growing beans in the deep south, a heat-tolerant long bean such as a Chinese Long Noodle is a good option.  

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Summer squash 

Summer squash comes in all shapes, sizes and varieties from yellow squash to zucchini, making it a great choice for different regions. Well-known varieties in this family consist of zucchini, yellow squash, Crookneck squash and Patty Pan squash. These crops are fairly short-maturing varieties due to the fact that they are harvested when the rind is still tender. It takes between 60 and 70 days before they are ready to be harvested. 

Ideal USDA growing zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Tips: You should pay close attention to your summer squash because it tends to sprout up very quickly. For oblong varieties, harvest when they are 8 to 12 inches long, and for rounder shapes, wait until they are anywhere from 4 to 8 inches in diameter. If you wait until they are too big, the flesh will get too tough to eat. 

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Corn is another versatile crop that’s perfect for someone starting their garden a little later. Depending on the variety, it has the potential to mature within 60 to 70 days. It grows best in temperatures ranging from 60°F to 95°F in full sun with well-drained soil. 

Ideal USDA growing seasons: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Tip: In growing zones 8,9 and 10, cover your seeds with a row cover to make sure that they don’t dry out. If you’re not sure about fast-growing varieties, we suggest Orchard Baby, Golden Bantam or an Early Sunglow corn.

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Okra grows best when temperatures reach at least 85°F during the day and nights don’t dip below 60°F. It takes on average of about 60 days to mature and handles humidity well, making it an ideal option for gardeners in more southern regions. 

Ideal USDA Growing Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 

Tip: Okra should be harvested when it’s small to medium in size, around three inches long. If you wait too long, you’ll be dealing with oversized pods that are tough and really chewy.

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Some gardeners may argue that your tomatoes should already be in the ground at this time of year. But if you’re a big fan of tomatoes and you want to include them in your summer garden lineup, you can still make it work by choosing the right varieties or using seedlings instead of seeds.  

Ideal USDA Growing Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Tips: Look for either smaller-fruited tomatoes, determinate or early-maturing varieties so that there’s less time spent waiting for them to grow on the vine. Early Girl, Fourth of July, Juliet, Sungold or Sun Sugars are all great options. 

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Here’s another vegetable that thrives in the warmth of summer. Optimal soil temperatures are above 70°F, making it an ideal addition for this list. Peppers mature between 65 and 120 days, but the majority are ready for harvest around 75 days. 

Ideal USDA Growing Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Tips: Plant your peppers in a place that has full sun with well-draining soil. If temperatures increase to more than 90°F, consider growing your peppers under a shade cloth. If you’re in a slightly cooler region, opt for a bell pepper over a jalapeno. 

What can be planted in the garden in June, in open ground

Deciding what to plant in the garden in June, summer residents can choose from a large number of vegetables for which this month is considered the most favorable.

Article content:

  1. Salad
  2. Dill
  3. Spinach
  4. Basil
  5. Batun

Which crops are suitable?

There are plants that can be planted from spring until almost the end of summer, the following crops are relevant for June:

All of them germinate well and quickly, are easy to care for, they can be sown repeatedly, this will make it possible to get fresh greens all season or harvest 2-3 crops.

How to plant lettuce

Salads are popular among summer residents: arugula, lettuce, watercress are most often planted in the beds. They are good because they can be grown starting in spring, all summer and autumn if it is warm. These crops tolerate cold very well, so if you want fresh greens on the table, you can start sowing them in early spring, when a stable temperature of at least 6-8 ° Celsius is established. So that you always have fresh leaves at your disposal, a new batch of seeds should be sown every two weeks, so when you harvest the first crop, the second will already be in time. nine0003

To get a bigger yield, it is worth choosing the plant variety carefully, you can use several varieties at once. If you plan to plant seeds in June, it is better to use summer varieties, they tolerate heat well. By autumn, take another, more cold-resistant variety. Sow seeds in open ground, which must be watered in advance, then care will consist in regular watering of the beds. If the ground is dry, the leaves will start to turn bitter.

Planting dill

When deciding what to plant in June in the garden, you should pay attention to dill. For it, you can use beds on which early other early crops have already departed, for example, radish. You should not choose the sunniest place, dill loves shade, so it is planted in a place where there will be shade in the afternoon.

Tip: For faster germination, seeds should be soaked in hot water, not boiling water, before being planted in the soil.

When planting, the soil should be moist, the seeds need regular watering, and the soil should not be allowed to dry out and crack. If the ground is too dry, you will get a developed trunk but no leaves. nine0003

In order to get a good harvest, you can fertilize the bed before sowing with humus or complex fertilizers. After that, the plant will not need to be fed. Dill can be harvested 40 days after planting.


This is an early crop that can be planted all season. Spinach may give way to more heat-loving plants that you can plant after it. It gets along well with other crops, so you can plant it next to heat-loving plants: spinach will retain heat. nine0003

The plant develops in 20-30 days, you can sow the seeds once every two weeks, and you will always have fresh vegetables on your table.


An excellent candidate for planting outdoors in June is this plant. Basil should be sown at the beginning of the month, it does not tolerate night frosts. The plant requires a lot of sunlight, it is desirable to fertilize the bed with humus. Basic sowing rules:

The first shoots need abundant watering, when the plants bloom, it should be halved. Start fertilizing basil after the first true leaves appear. He loves mineral fertilizers, they need to be applied once every 2 weeks. If the sprouts grow strongly, they will need to be thinned out, for good growth there should be about 25 cm of free space between plants. Cut off the leaves when the plant blooms. nine0003

Feather onion

Batun onion is planted three times a season. Planting seeds in June, you just get to the second sowing. A garden bed that was previously occupied by early cultures will do. Onions love partial shade and fade in the scorching sun.

Fertilize the beds with compost. For seeds, you need to prepare holes with a depth of 1-1.5 cm. After sowing is completed, the soil must be mulched and watered. When shoots appear, it is recommended to thin them out, since the plants should be 10 cm apart. Watering onions in hot weather should be done every two days, if the weather is not sunny, you can do it once a week. For softness of greenery, the arrows are immediately removed. After trimming the greens, it is advisable to fertilize the onion with wood ash or mullein, other fertilizers with a high content of nitrogen and potassium are suitable. nine0003

Greenery does not require complex care or large space, while it will provide you with vitamins, make your diet more varied.

What to sow and plant in the garden in June

To keep fresh vegetables on the table all summer, some crops can be sown several times per season. And individual root crops sown in June will be well stored all winter.

What kind of plants are these and what are the features of their cultivation during June sowing? Let's figure it out. nine0003

Salad vegetables

Lettuce, arugula or watercress can be grown all season. Spring sowing begins with them, because these crops are quite cold-resistant, and they can be sown at a temperature of 6-8 ° C. In the future, in order to always have fresh greens on the table, every two weeks you need to sow a new batch of seeds.

Lettuce vegetables can be harvested at any stage of ripening. To get the maximum yield of lettuce, you should pay attention to the varieties you buy. They can be spring, summer and autumn. Plants of summer varieties tolerate heat best. nine0003

Salad vegetables are very fond of water. Seeds should be sown in well-moistened soil, and in dry weather, water regularly. If this is not done, the salads will be bitter.

Lettuce (top), arugula (bottom left), watercress (bottom right)


Like salad vegetables, dill can be grown on a conveyor belt from early spring to autumn, sown every 10-15 days. To make seedlings appear faster, the seeds can be soaked in hot water (up to 50 ° C) before sowing. This will help flush out substances that prevent germination. After such treatment, the seed should also be kept for several days in plain water. nine0003

Without preliminary preparation of seeds, dill sprouts appear in 2-2.5 weeks. If they are processed, it will happen much faster. Sow dill in a bed with loose, fertile soil, where it will grow best. Like lettuce, dill needs abundant watering, otherwise its leaves become smaller and coarser.

Don't forget to water your dill during a drought


One of the early green crops planted throughout the season is spinach. It can be grown in the garden, which will later be occupied by more heat-loving crops. Also, spinach can play the role of a heater if it is planted together with other garden crops. nine0003

It is worth planting spinach as an independent plant, because it is very rich in vitamins. The plant is sown at intervals of 20-30 days. From March to July, mature leaves are usually harvested from spinach, from July to mid-August - young ones.

In terms of protein content, spinach surpasses even legumes (beans, peas)

Onions for feathers

For feathers, onions can be planted throughout the summer. The best varieties are Rostovsky, Bessonovsky, Arzamas . Bulbs should be medium-sized (3-4 cm in diameter), they can be planted close to each other.

Feather onions are easy to care for. The main thing is to periodically water the plants and loosen the ground around. The plant is undemanding to the composition of the soil.

Onions grow well together with carrots. Thanks to their "mutually beneficial cooperation", such plantings are never damaged by either onion or carrot flies. It is best to plant crops in rows.

Onions contain much more vitamin C than turnips


Turnips can still be sown until mid-June. You just need to decide on the right variety. Early varieties ripen in 45-60 days, medium - in 60-90 days, late - more than 90 days. Turnip sown in June is excellent for winter consumption.

The turnip variety G olden B all is very popular today. Of the early varieties, 9 have proven themselves well.0140 Tokyo Cross Milan and White Forcing which produce medium-sized root crops by the 6th week.

When growing turnips, remember that they tolerate heat worse than cold. Therefore, so that the root crops do not grow small, dry and bitter, it is important to water them in a timely manner.

Turnip suitable for salads, stews and casseroles


Turnip is not the only root crop that is suitable for winter storage when sown late. In June, you can also sow table beets. In general, it can be sown 3 times per season: in spring (for summer consumption), in early summer (to obtain root crops for winter storage) and in the middle (to grow young beets by autumn).

Grow beets through seedlings - this will reduce the ripening time of the crop

String beans

String beans are also planted in early June. It is not the beans themselves that are harvested from it, but the green pods. In this case, it is worth choosing early-ripening varieties of beans. If the summer is not too favorable for the growth of this crop, then it will still be useful: like all legumes, beans are an excellent green manure.

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