Saturday, June 02, 2012

Gardeners 'To Do List': June

June bugs aren't the only bugs that are bugging me...

Well, the mosquito are back. The weather maybe hot, but time to get planting and maybe do some eating.

On the plus side the longest day of the year (June Solstice) is on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Sunrise at 5:12am to sunset at 8:34pm, that is about 15 hours and 22 minutes of sunshine.

Time to harvest and eat:
  • lettuce
  • carrots
  • beets
  • spinach
  • broccoli 

Transplant into the soil (from your starting seeds or bought from a garden store):
  • Tomato
  • Eggplants
  • Peppers

Sow seeds into the soil:
  • Potatoes
  • Winter/Summer Squash
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Beans

Start seeds in doors:
  •  Cabbage

You still have extra time and want to do more. (where are you getting this free time???)

  • How about adding more mulch to your garden beds to help retain moister and prevent weeds?
  • Have your turned you compost pile lately?
  • What about adding a automated drip irrigation system?