Regional Gardening Guide - Zone 3-4

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.

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1.) Potatoes are fun and easy to grow.

1. Start your tomatoes off right with the following strategies:

2.) Celebrate the red, white and blue – with potatoes!

2. Surprise dinner guests with unusual potatoes.

  • Potato, Red Luna, , large
  • Potato, Princess Laratte, , large
  • Potato, All Blue, , large

3.) Weeding is an important part of gardening.

3. Remove unwanted plants to reduce competition.

4.) Add a splash of color to all kinds of foods with edible flowers.

4. Add edible flowers to salads, drinks and ice cubes.

  • Calendula, Calexis Yellow, , large
  • Pansies
    Pansies make bright companion plants and are easy to grow in pots or your kitchen garden. Sow indoors before last frost and in midsummer.
  • Nasturtium
    Burpee's nasturtiums are direct-sown, bright flowers that grow in vining or bushy plants. Nasturtiums do well in cool weather and are also edible.

5.) Get better yields and save space with supports

5. Support your plants throughout their growth.

  • Squash and Cucumber A-Frame, , large
  • Pro Series Cage - Red, , large
  • Grow Through Grated Large Plant Supports, , large