A Beautiful June Garden

The June garden is when all your hard work shows its worth.

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If you've created a great design, your garden during June -- summer or winter -- will be easy to access, nice to look at, and (if you chose your plants well) quite productive.

So what should you be doing in June? Here are a few questions to consider:

What is the weather typically like for you?

Taken June 2014, Samara, Russia

If you're in a high summer latitude or approaching winter and your June is cold and rainy, create adequate pathways if you haven't already, either using stepping stones, or by building a walkway, so that you can garden without kneeling in mud.

If June is your big summer produce month, get out a calendar! Schedule in times to go into your garden now, before holidays, graduations, and summer events leave you no time.

If your June winters are sunny and mild, relax! Other than doing the things below once in a while, you can sit back and enjoy your garden.

What should you do in your June garden?

Taken June 22, 2013, Sydney, Australia

Here are the two high priority tasks for June:

  • Collect your produce -- whether it's your winter kale or your summer berries, you want to gather it on a regular basis so you can use it and not let it go to waste.
  • Clean your garden -- remove dead branches and plants, sweep walkways, tie up plants which are outgrowing their supports or have fallen over, deadhead your flowers, and so on.

How often should you be doing this? For those of you in winter: once a week. For those of you in summer: daily.

Of course, this all depends on your weather; if it's unsafe to go outside, your safety comes first!

Enter the June garden contest!

Do you have an edible June garden? Share it!

Each June, the home edible garden I like the best will be awarded a crown to wear all year long.

June Winter Garden

2015: no entries

June Summer Garden

2015: Lynn Sterner, CA (US)

Entries are given points for:

  • Hardscape (walls, paths, walkways, etc)
  • Overall design
  • Whether the garden complements this house
  • Use of edible trees and shrubs
  • Use of edible perennials
  • Use of edible annuals
  • Curb appeal
  • Photo quality

ALL the garden entries for June will also be entered into our Summer and Winter Garden Contests, which will involve prizes!

And everyone who enters into these contests for all four seasons will be eligible for the Four Season Edible Garden Contest.

Will you become Queen (or King) of the Garden? You have to enter to find out!

Don't forget to leave your email address (there's a place for you to do that after you submit your photos) so I can contact you later on when you win. :)

The June contest is open! Please share your garden photos by filling out the form below.

Read more about our Four Season Garden contest!

Or if you don't want to compete, you can share your garden with us here.

Share Your June Garden

Show off your beautiful, edible June gardens!

*Tell us what is growing in your yard
*Show us your photos (up to four)
*Go to the next page to add your email address

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