Warm weather has finally arrived for those of you living in zones 3 & 4 which means you can finally get a lot of crops started in your garden! This article will go through what to plant in June if you live in zones 3 or 4.
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What to Plant in June
There are so many great crops that you can get started in June if you live in zones 3 or 4, so pull out your shovel and gardening gloves and get planting! Here’s my list of what to plant in June in zones 3 and 4.
What to Plant in June: Warm Season Crops
Now that the weather is warming up in your area you can get some warm-season crops started outdoors in your garden! Just remember to double-check what the last frost date is in your area. You should wait until after the last frost date to plant any of these crops otherwise you’ll risk losing them to frost!
Greens beans are some of our favorite crops and we’ve had a lot of success growing them in the past few years! We even freeze our leftover green beans so that we can have green beans from our garden all year long. If you want detailed instructions on how to grow green beans you can check out this article here: Learn to Grow Green Beans.
There’s nothing better than corn on the cob from your own garden. I’m already dreaming about it! If you don’t have a lot of space in your garden, we’ve had a lot of success growing corn using the hilling method. It saves space and you get a productive harvest!
We grow our cucumbers on a trellis every year since most cucumbers varieties will vine. Check out my DIY cucumber trellis for a quick project for your garden! Or if you need some tips for how to grow cucumbers you can head over to this article: Growing Cucumbers
Eating homegrown tomatoes is one of my favorite things about gardening! They taste so much better than the tomatoes you find at the store! I highly recommend that you invest in some good quality tomato cages this year. If you are a new gardener or if you’re struggling with growing tomatoes in your garden you can check out this article or our video course all about tomatoes!
Peppers are another great plant you can get started in your garden! We actually plant peppers in our flower beds some years because they are such beautiful plants (plus it saves us precious garden space for other crops!). Depending on how hot it gets in your area you may want to consider using shade cloth to protect your peppers. Temperatures over 90 degrees can cause problems for peppers, so if it gets that hot consider growing your peppers under shade cloth!
Potatoes are another great crop that you can get started this month! We use the hilling method for potatoes and we have a very productive harvest every year! You can learn more about the hilling method in this article: Growing Potatoes Using the Hilling Method
I highly recommend that you try planting some squash this year! Squash are great plants for beginner gardeners and there are some amazing recipes you can try to use up all of your squash! Here are some different varieties you could try this year:
- Crookneck squash
- Patty Pan
- Butternut Squash
- Spaghetti Squash
- Acorn Squash
What to Plant in June: Cool Season Crops
If you live in zones 3 & 4 I’m sure you are very familiar with some of these cool-season crops because they grow really well! You can continue to plant any of these crops this month!
Fresh carrots are so good! Make sure you get some carrots started in your garden this month!
There are so many different crops you can plant this month so that you can have a delicious salad in a few months. Here are some of my favorites:
Not only are beets delicious, but they also have a lot of health benefits! I love putting fresh beets on my salads. This article has all of my tips for growing beets in your garden!
We love peas around here and we make sure to plant as many as we can every year! You can learn more about growing peas here: Growing Peas in Your Garden
Broccoli & Cauliflower
Broccoli and Cauliflower are some of our favorite crops on this “What to Plant in June list.” We love to freeze our leftover harvest so that we can have homegrown broccoli and cauliflower year round!
I hope you enjoyed my list of what to plant in June for zones 3 and 4! What will you be planting this month?