Summer is in full swing in zones 9 & 10, but there are still crops that you can plant this month! Gardening in June in zones 9 & 10 means that you will be focusing on replacing crops that you have harvested or that have already died off.
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This post is specifically for those of you who are living in zones 9 & 10. If you aren’t sure what your garden zone is you can follow this link to find out!
Alright, let’s get started! Here’s what you can plant in your garden in June in zones 9 & 10!
Gardening in June
Beans (Both Pole and bush)
One of our favorite summer crops to grow are beans! You can get pole or bush beans planted this month because there are many varieties that will start producing in as little as 60 days! Make sure you put your beans in a sunny spot. Beans thrive with at least 8 hours of sun but do best if they get 10-12 hours of sun during the day. You can learn more of my tips on growing green beans in this article: How to Grow Green Beans in Your Garden
Summer squash is a must-have crop for anyone who is gardening in June. Summer squash is very productive, so in a few months you will be drowning in squash. While squash is pretty easy to grow, there are a few things you should know before you plant them in your garden. You can check out this article to find my tips on growing summer squash: Growing Summer Squash
Consider trying out a different type of summer squash this year! We love growing zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, and pattypan squash and we use our extras up making yummy vegetable soups!
Potatoes are another great crop for June. We use the hilling method for growing potatoes. It does take a little bit more work and planning, but we’ve had a lot of success with it!
Corn (choose shorter maturity varieties)
You can still plant corn in June! You’ll want to choose varieties that have a shorter maturity so that you can harvest before the first frost later this year.
Speaking of corn, have you ever tried growing popcorn? Popcorn is such a fun crop to grow, especially if you have young kids (or if you’re young at heart). I highly recommend that you give popcorn a try this year. You can check out this article to learn more about how to grow it in your garden: Growing Popcorn
Cucumbers are another favorite around here! I love going out to the garden and picking a fresh cucumber to slice up for lunch! If you need some extra help with growing cucumbers in your garden you can check out my article here: 4 Tips for Growing Cucumbers in Your Garden
You’ll want to look for determinate tomato varieties this time of year (vs indeterminate) because they will spend less time growing vines and more time growing fruit! Look for smaller quicker maturing varieties. Consider trying a cherry tomato variety, like Sun Sugar or Sweet 100, because they grow relatively quickly!
I highly recommend that you invest in some good quality tomato cages this year. Tomatoes are a crop that many people want to get started in their garden, but sometimes new gardeners (and seasoned gardeners too!) struggle with growing them. If you need some extra help, you can check out this article or our video course all about tomatoes!
Home-grown melons are the best and you can still grow them in June in zones 9 & 10! You’ll need to look for icebox sized varieties with a shorter maturity so that they’ll get done before it gets too chilly later this year.
June is a great time to get your winter squashes started in your garden. Consider trying a new variety this year like acorn, butternut, or spaghetti squash!
Gardening in June: Greens
Even though it’s pretty warm in June there are a few varieties of greens that you can plant this month, so that you can enjoy a yummy home-grown salad in a month or two.
We love kale around here! You can plant kale this month in zones 9 & 10. Keep in mind that kale tastes best when it’s grown in cooler temperatures, so kale planted in June likely won’t be your sweetest tasting crop.
New Zealand Spinach
New Zealand Spinach loves warm weather, so it thrives when it is planted in June. It’s a great summer crop to grow when the temperatures are too warm for other greens!
Malabar Spinach is another variety you can plant this month that thrives in warm weather. It’s the perfect crop for summer!
Gardening in June is a very rewarding (and yummy!) experience. I hope you enjoyed this planting list for zones 9 & 10! What crops are you planning on planting this month?