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What vegetables can I plant this month?

How often and how much should I water my vegetable garden?

June is a great time of the year to get out and into your garden in Northville and Novi, Michigan. The weather is getting warmer and this week, we have even hit temperatures in the 80s. Michiganganders wait all winter for this type of weather and the last thing we want to do is spend it inside.

With that thought in mind, we wanted to share with you some gardening tips and tricks for the month on June. Scan through the list below to help decide what will be on your garden to-do list.

Gardening Tips and Tricks for June

  • The best way to know that it is time to stop cutting asparagus is by examining the spears. If they appear too thin, similar to the size of a pencil, stop cutting.  
  • You can plant all vegetables crops this month. It is the last time to plant cool-season crops and the first time to plant warm-season crops.
  • According to Bonnie Plants, the following is a list of warm-season vegetables that you may like to include in your garden:
    • Beans
    • Cucumber
    • Eggplants
    • Okra
    • Peppers
    • Tomatoes
    • Sweet potatoes
  • If you looking to continue planting cool-seasons vegetables like lettuce and spinach this month, Better Homes and Gardens recommends to plant them in the shade to help stay cooler.
  • When watering, it is always best to water deeply and less frequently. That way the water will soak deep into the root zone, keeping your plants, grass and trees healthy.
  • The Old Farmers’ Almanac recommends watering your plants deeply, meaning 5-6 inches deep and letting the soil dry in between watering.
  • Add mulch to help your plants retain the moisture they need to thrive.
  • The best time of day to water your grass is either at dawn or dusk.
  • Remember, the best way to stop weeds from taking over your garden is to pull them while they are small.
  • Let your lawn grow about 2 and one-half inches tall. When you mow, only take off a third of the entire growth. Longer grass will help to shade itself and be protected from the hot summer sun. Not only that, but it will also help to subdue the weeds in your lawn.

Summary

With these gardening tips, we can spend these gorgeous days creating a beautiful garden and lawn. Then, we can sit back and enjoy all the hard work and spectacular skies in Northville and Novi, Michigan. What do you have planned on your gardening “to do” list this week?