June Gardening tips
Things to do:
- Build compost piles as you are cleaning up summer growing beds.
- Snow fava bean seeds as a compost crop into harvested beds. Continue through October.
- Transplant native perennials
- Refrigerate tulip bulbs for six to eight weeks in a well-ventilated paper bag. (keep apart from apples).
- Early in the month, when many growing areas are empty, do soil testing to plan for spring gardens. Basic and trace-minerals, package from timber leaf soil testing.
Plant directly: (planning note: while they can be planted in February, artichokes asparagus, rhubarb and strawberry sets will produce a bigger first-year crop if planted in early September) * Artichokes, Asparagus, Rubarb, Strawberry Sets (plant from roots or sets), when soil warms up, corn and carrots.Start in flats Mid-Month: wheat, oats triticale, barley, cereal rye and fava beans Sept. 21 – Oct . 15
Transplant: swiss chard, mustard, radicchio, spinach
Thin-out seedlings: broccoli, brussels, sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, kohlrabi
Transplant late in month: broccoli, brussels sprouts, carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, swiss chard, kale, kohlrabi, leaf lettuce, parsley, new Zealand spinach