June in the Garden
While we are busy dismantling the old Earth and creating a New Earth, spending time in nature is pure healing medicine. Whether you love to grow plants, smell the flowers, or kick up your boots in the shade of a fruit tree, feelings of uncertainty disappear and trust grows, when you spend time in the garden.
The month of June welcomes in summer and the promise of longer days which only encourages me to linger longer outdoors, well into the evening. There is still plenty of time to plant many seeds and vegetable and flower starts.
Have fun and let me know how your garden grows.
START SEEDS IN FLATS
V: beans, corn, cucumber, loose-leaf lettuces, muskmelons, summer squash, watermelon
P: Canterbury bells, columbine, foxglove
PLANT YOUR STARTS AND SEEDLINGS
V: corn, eggplant, muskmelons, peppers, squash, tomatoes, watermelon
A: cosmos, impatiens, marigolds, petunias, portulaca, sunflowers
P: alyssum, cape mallow, ceanothus, euphorbia, flax, gaillardia, hibiscus, Jerusalem sage, lavatera, lavender, rockrose, rudbeckia, sages
B: begonias, dahlias, gladiolus, montbretia
DIRECT SOW SEEDS
V beans, beets, carrots, chard, corn, cucumber, pepper, pumpkins, salad greens, squash, tomatoes
H: basil, cilantro
Native Grasses: blue grama grass, buffalo grass, crested grass, wheatgrass
V: vegetable F: fruit H: herbs A: annuals P: perennials B: bulbs