June 1 to June 30
Discover what you should be doing right now. Our experts share gardening advice, techniques, news, and ideas to make your garden the best ever.
Here's what's happening in your gardening region:
The garden in early summer brings a change from the cool weather crops and flowers to those that enjoy hot sunny days and mild nighttime temperatures. Make sure you are ready for these changes:
Learn about tomatoes
Learn about tomatoes: Tomatoes are the poster boy of the summer vegetable garden and they enjoy hot weather Read about the Bupree tomatoes and how to grow them successfully.
While the vegetable gardener is putting in tomatoes and beans, the flower gardener is putting in colorful summer annuals. You can also put annuals into the vegetable garden too!
Plant some in containers
Everyone should have a few containers around. Put a few containers on the deck or patio, or outside your doors to welcome guests to your home. Getting the right size plants for a container is important as we want our containers to be full of color but without plants growing too big.
Growing vegetables in containers
Flowers are not the only thing that can be put into containers – you can grow lots of fruit and vegetables in them too!
Stakes & Supports
While the vegetables are still small it is important to have the right support in place for them to grow on. Stakes and frames allow vegetables to stay off the ground where they can rot.