Due to the timing of a move to a new home, I'm tentatively planning to
do a lot of planting in June and July. It occurs to me that this might
be late for planting and wonder if anyone would care to levy a caveat?
We're moving to zone 6b, Missouri bootheel. Thanks.
My garden is at its best in the fall, due to the large amount of greens
I plant. But you will have to be content with greens this year. No
tomatoes, zucchini, or corn.
In june-july you can plant radicchio and broccoli. In july plant kale,
peas, tatsoi, lettuce, bok choi and arugula. In August plant broccoli
In june you could consider planting carrots and beets as well. In
august you could consider radishes and in september pea shoots.
You should also plant all sorts of perennial herbs in june or july.
Sorrel, mint, thyme, sage, lemon balm and oregano. They will be there
for you next april and forever after.
Containerized plants can be planted any time of the year provided they are fully
saturated while still in the container and they are not root bound. This
suggestion is for annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees. Vegetables will have
to wait till the fall planting. Where I live, we start our fall garden
vegetables in July. I'm in S.Central Texas.
Need a good, cheap, knowledge expanding present for yourself or a friend?
Congratulations on your new home! Try and plant on cloudy days i
possible to avoid stress to the plants, and you too. If anything yo
plant is rootbound, tease the roots loose so they can more quickly ge
out into the soil. Water any potted plants well the day before yo
plant. Mulch well to retain moisture and more even soil temps. Plan
the sunny beds in June if possible before the sun gets too hot and sav
the shade garden for the warmer days. Be consistant with watering i
you don't get an inch of rain a week and check daily in July and Augus
for heat stress.
Up to the beginning of July you can get in bush beans and cucumbers (my
mother in zone 5 (southeast Nebraska) plants before July 4 and gets a late
crop before frost. You can also get broccoli, kale, lettuce, radishes, and
other greens planted in late summer/early autumn. And if you really want
tomatoes, plant a cherry or grape tomato plant in a large pot and haul it
to Missouri with you.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.