June in Your Garden

  1. Inspect, observe, take action to ensure bountiful fall and summer harvests

    Inspect, observe, take action to ensure bountiful fall and summer harvests
    Observation is your number one tool in maintaining and enjoying healthy plants. Be on the lookout for the usual issues you see in your location, learn when it is time to look for and see first infestations of disease or insects where you live. You may find resources in our Useful Links page, or from your local co-operative extension office...
  2. Fruit and berry harvesting in June? Absolutely!

    Fruit and berry harvesting in June? Absolutely!
    Blue Honeysuckle fruit Blue Honeysuckle fruit are often ready to eat in early June. In the warmer parts of the Pacific Northwest currants and early brambles may be ready to harvest this month. June strawberries should be ready to pick, but the rain and cool weather may encourage fungal disease in the fruit. If this seems to happen to...
  3. Attract hummingbirds and butterflies with native plants

    Attract hummingbirds and butterflies with native plants
    Native plant species are essential for providing butterfly and hummingbird habitats. Add some of these for their nectar, as well as food sources for caterpillars. Elderberry; Sambucus cerulean, S. racemosa. Huckleberry; V. ovatum and V. parvifolium. Kinnikinnik, Red Flowering Currant, Salal, Serviceberry Amelanchier alnifolia. Some natives can be used in ornamental containers as effectively as common ornamentals, combined with other...
  4. June Planting Tips

    June Planting Tips
    For planting in the ground, potted plants are preferable at this time of year. You can also plant bare root plants if they have been kept dormant in cold storage and are still available. However plant only in the cooler more northern parts of the country. Follow our late planting instructions, Plant Owners Manual, pg 10, for best results. You...

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