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:
All About Potatoes
Potatoes are thickened underground stems called tubers. For good tuber development, potatoes require deep, loose, well-drained soil that is free from stones.
Planting and Growing Potatoes
Potatoes are fun and easy to grow in the garden and even in containers. Their creamy nut-like
flavor is heavenly.
Chef Ian Knauer Recipe – Crispy Potato Cakes
Chef Ian of the Farm Cooking School in Stockton New Jersey Prepares Crispy Potato Pancakes with fresh Dill.
2.) Celebrate the red, white and blue – with potatoes!
2. Surprise dinner guests with unusual potatoes.
3.) Weeding is an important part of gardening.
3. Remove unwanted plants to reduce competition.
All About Weeding
Tips on weeding your garden.
Hori Hori Gardening Knife
The one tool you can’t do without! Beveled for shoveling and serrated for sawing , it can be
used to dig, weed, transplant, divide perennials and more.
4.) Add a splash of color to all kinds of foods with edible flowers.
4. Add edible flowers to salads, drinks and ice cubes.
Pansies make bright companion plants and are easy to grow in pots or your kitchen garden. Sow indoors before last frost and in midsummer.
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.