If you’re like me, procrastination is likely a huge part of your life. Which also probably means that you’ve been thinking about all the awesome things that you can do with your garden this year but you’re also now realizing that it’s the beginning of June. But not to worry! There are a lot of plants that are what I like to call ‘late summer producers’. What I mean by this is that if you were to plant some vegetables now, you’ll still have produce to harvest along with the rest of the world later on in the growing season!
Of course, now you’re wondering what kind of vegetables will still produce a bountiful harvest. That’s why I’m here! Here’s a small list of what you could still plant and how! BUT, don’t be limited to this list, do your research.
- When planting your basil be sure that you are planting it away from your driveway or a busy street in case you decide to use it in your cooking. Next, you’re going to want to make sure that your soil is warm, which is why planting basil right now is okay! When you’re planting the seed, each of them should be planted 10-12 inches apart and in a spot where they can get 6-8 hours of sunlight a day! Lastly, to keep encouraging your plant to grow, be sure to pick of the leaves regularly. Pesto here we come!
- The snap bean plant is one that matures very quickly and is usually planted twice throughout the growing season. Because it is the beginning of June we are just getting into the time when one would start planting their second round of snap beans before the extreme summer heat takes over. The best environment for snap beans is in warm, well-drained soil and spaced apart from each other by 8 inches. It’s really important to keep weeds away from this plant so I would recommend getting some of our mulch to cover the places in between the plants. It will conserve moisture and reduce any problems you may have with weeds.
- The way people grow chard is very similar to snap beans. If you plant your chard within the next week, you will just make the last planting interval for this vegetable. When planting the seeds, plant them a ½ - ¾ inch deep in the well-drained nutrient-rich soil. You will also need to space the seeds 18 inches apart. Your chard will thrive in our nutrient-rich premium black garden soil.
- Lettuce is once again a great vegetable for succession planting, and because romaine lettuce will take approximately 75 to 85 days to mature you are still in the time frame where you will have beautiful mature lettuce to harvest towards the middle to end of August. When you are planting your seeds, I would recommend creating a slightly raised area for your lettuce heads to grow on.
BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil is a great choice when you want to make sure your plants are getting not only the nutrients and organic matter that they need as ‘food’ to grow healthy and strong, but to also make sure you have a great growing medium. Our soil is light and fluffy, made up of a perfectly-balanced mix of all-natural soil varieties that we screen multiple times to make sure we’ve removed all of the clumps. It doesn’t get too wet or too dry, which means that it’s just right for growing pretty much anything in your garden.
What are you going to grow this June?