What to Plant in June

June is harvest time for strawberries, blueberries, asparagus, garlic, onions, and a variety of different fruits and vegetables depending on the region. It is also a great time to transplant seedlings that have been started indoors and to focus on weeding, thinning, staking and feeding your garden.

While there is plenty to do in the garden in June, there are lots of vegetables that can still be planted as well. This is especially true for northern growing zones that get late frosts. In fact, the warm soil of June can propagate seeds surprisingly fast. Here is a breakdown of what to plant in June for each region of the United States.

ALASKA
Sow Outdoors: arugula, beans, beets, carrots, corn, garlic, lettuce, parsnips, peas, radish, spinach and Swiss chard.

CENTRAL MIDWEST
Sow Outdoors: beans, beets, cantaloupe, carrots, chard, corn, okra, peas, pumpkins, scallions, squash and watermelon.

Herbs: basil and cilantro.

GULF COAST
Sow Outdoors: beans, edamame, okra, peanuts, peas and watermelon.

Herbs: basil and cilantro.

HAWAII
Sow Outdoors: beans, corn, cucumbers, lettuce and melons.

NEW ENGLAND
Sow Outdoors: beets, snap beans, carrots, cantaloupe, chard, corn, cucumber, lettuce radishes, pumpkin, scallion, squash and turnips.

Sow Indoors: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower.

Herbs: cilantro and parsley.

MID-ATLANTIC
Sow Outdoors: beans, beets, cantaloupe, carrots, chard, corn, cucumber, edamame, endive, gourds, leek, lettuce, okra, parsnip, peas, pumpkin, radishes, radicchio, scallions, squash and watermelon.

Sow Indoors: broccoli.

Herbs: basil, cilantro and parsley.

NORTH CENTRAL & ROCKIES
Sow Outdoors: Arugula, beans (snap), beets, cantaloupe, carrots, corn, cucumber, kale, lettuce, potatoes, pumpkin, radicchio, radish, rutabaga, scallions, squash and watermelon.

Herbs: cilantro, dill and parsley.

PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Sow Outdoors: Arugula, beans, beets, cantaloupe, carrots, chard, corn, cucumber, endive, kohlrabi, lettuce, melons, parsnip, pumpkin, radishes, scallions, spinach, squash and watermelon.

Herbs: basil, cilantro, dill, fennel and parsley.

SOUTHERN INTERIOR
Sow Outdoors: beans (lima), corn, edamame, gourds, okra, peanuts, peas and watermelon.

Sow Indoors: tomatoes.

Herbs: basil and cilantro.

SOUTHWEST
Sow Outdoors: Beans, cantaloupe, corn, cucumber, gourds, melons, okra, peanuts, peas and watermelon.

Sow Indoors: peppers and tomatoes.

Herbs: cilantro.

NOTES
Keep in mind the length of your growing season when choosing cultivars to sow, particularly in cooler growing zones. Some vegetables maturity time varies from variety to variety. For instance, when planting peas in June, you’ll likely need to plant a quick maturing variety such as “Early Onward.”

June is also a good time to continue succession planting for a continual harvest of many different vegetables, especially lettuce in many areas.

Plant flowers. Brighten up your garden by planting lots of flowers. They attract beneficial insects like bees and can help repel many different pests.

Plant herbs. Fill in the gaps in your garden by planting fast maturing herbs like dill, oregano and basil among others. Herbs make great companion plants (though beware of mint which can take over your garden) and most are fairly hardy.

Do you have tips on what to plant in June? Let us know in the comments section below.