The month of June sees the summer heat arrived in the garden, which avoids the risk of late frosts and allows most of the vegetables to be grown in the open field. For this reason, in June it is sown mainly in the field, without resorting to the repaired seedbed, which is used in the coldest periods to anticipate the crops. Obviously, the situation is different if you garden in the mountains or in particularly cold areas.
The sowings of June concern above all the vegetables that will be the protagonists of the autumn harvest such as cabbages (of all kinds, from cauliflower to cabbage), leeks, and pumpkins. Among the aromatic herbs, it is time for parsley, basil, and sage. Summer vegetables, on the other hand, could also be planted now, but we are a bit late: it was ideal to put them in recent months to have a longer harvest period.
Among the sowings, in June we also list a series of short-cycle crops that can be grown for most of the year, so it is advisable to carry out periodic gradual sowing:
Wanting to follow the lunar calendar, it is advisable to sow the vegetables of which we are interested in the aerial part, such as those from berry or fruit, during the growing phase, which is said to favor the development of the leaf and fruiting part, while the “underground” vegetables such as
roots and bulbs, and those from the leaves of which it is feared the early whipping, better to place them with a waning moon.
HERE ARE SOME VEGETABLES THAT YOU CAN SOW IN JUNE:
ribs, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, sprouts, cabbage and savoy cabbage, radishes, rocket, mizuna, lettuce, endive, chicory, thistles, carrots, cucumbers, courgettes and pumpkins, tomatoes, sweet and spicy peppers, fennel, beans and green beans, peas, leeks, and celery. Among the aromatic herbs, we can sow chamomile, sage, basil, rosemary, parsley.
June is also an optimal month for transplants of what was sown in the seedbed during the previous months. You can put seedlings of pumpkins and courgettes, tomatoes, peppers and aubergines, herbs, and strawberries in the garden.
If you want to start gardening this month, you will certainly want to start transplanting most of the crops, because for many vegetables it would be a bit late to start from the seed, so you can go to a nursery and buy seedlings, preferably organic. If, on the other hand, you have sown the seeds in jars in spring, June may be the right time to put them in the field.