Summer is in full swing in zones 7 & 8, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to start planting in your garden! This June planting list will go over the crops that you can get started in your garden this month!
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Remember that this post is specifically for those of you who are living in zones 7 & 8. If you aren’t sure what your garden zone is you can follow this link to find out!
June Planting List
In Zones 7 and 8 summer has arrived! Any planting you will be doing in June has shifted from getting your garden in, to replacing plants that have died or that you have finished harvesting. This June planting list includes a variety of warm-season plants that you can get started in June and still have a great harvest before your last frost arrives in the fall!
Something to keep in mind when you are planting this month is that you will need to consider choosing varieties with a shorter maturity. It’s not too late to plant, but you do want to make sure that you will be able to harvest before the first frost in the fall!
Beans (Both Pole and bush)
Garden grown green beans are the best. They taste so much better than the beans you get at the store! There are actually several bean varieties that will start producing in as little as 60 days which makes them the perfect crop for planting in June! You can learn more about growing green beans here: How to Grow Green Beans in Your Garden
Summer squash grows like crazy and is a great crop for beginner gardeners! Try getting any of these crops started this month!
- Yellow Crookneck squash
- Patty Pan Squash
You can also check out my guide for growing summer squash here: Growing Guide Summer Squash
You can also get potatoes started this month for a great fall harvest! You can learn more about how we grow potatoes here: Growing Potatoes
You can still plant corn, believe it or not! Make sure that you choose a shorter maturity variety, so that your crop is ready to be harvested before the first frost in the fall!
Popcorn is such a fun crop to grow especially if you have kids! You can get it started this month in your garden! Check out my article on how to grow your own popcorn here!
Cucumbers are another great crop on this June planting list that you can get started this month. We grow our cucumbers on a trellis every year. Check out my DIY cucumber trellis for a quick project for 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. You could also try out some type of cherry tomato, like Sun Sugar or Sweet 100 because they grow relatively quickly.
Can you believe that melons are on this June planting list? You can still plant melons this month but you’ll need to look for icebox sized varieties and varieties with a shorter maturity.
You can also get kale started this month! We love kale so I try and plant as much as I can!
New Zealand Spinach
If you haven’t tried New Zealand Spinach before I highly recommend that you plant some in your garden this month! New Zealand Spinach thrives in warmer temperatures so it’s a great summer crop!
Malabar spinach also thrives in warm temperatures making it the perfect crop for your summer garden!
June Planting List: Crops to Start Indoors
Those of you living in Zone 7 will want to start thinking about fall Brassica Family Crops. These would be planted indoors so that they could go out into the garden in Mid to Late August.
Here are some crops you can add to your indoor June Planting list:
- Brussels Sprouts
I hope that you enjoyed this June Planting list for zones 7 &8! Let me know what you are planning on starting in your garden this month!