June 2012 in the Garden
Planting Tips for June
By Gaye Stoner
- Tomatoes can be planted out before the last frost date (June 15th) if they are enclosed in a wall of water (a circular plastic bag with multiple divisions filled with water that absorbs the sun’s heat during the day and helps keep the plants warm at night).
- Basil, zinnias and calendula are good companion plantings for tomatoes.
- Later in the month plant out squash and cucumbers, along with nasturtium and borage, both of which grow easily from seed.
- When the soil is warm enough (around 60°) plant bush and pole beans directly in the soil, but be sure to cover on nights when frost is likely.
- Time now to start reaping the first rewards from your garden in the form of lettuce, spinach and radishes, all of which should be harvested and replanted.
Full story and more planting recommendations can be found on theSummit Community Gardens website
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