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June Planting Guide, Zone 8, Austin June 2, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — austinurbangardens @ 10:48 am

June is really more of a harvesting month, than a planting month, although there are some things to be planted in June.  It is also a good time to start planning for the Fall Garden, and revitalizing the soil for Fall planting.

From seed: chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, okra, black-eyed peas, salsify, New Zealand spinach, Malabar spinach, summer squash, winter squash, tomatillo, lima beans, beets.


Okra – you can plant okra until around July 1.

Peppers – They like the heat.

Tomatoes – cherry varieties do best in the heat

Sweet potatoes – these can be planted until around June 15.

Herbs, basil, bay, catnip, chives, comfrey, epazote, lavender, lemon balm, Mexican mint marigold, mints, oregano, rosemary, sage, winter savory, thyme

I’ll be pulling up the strawberries, adding compost and worm castings to that patch of garden, and preparing it for Fall.  I’ll also plant black-eyed peas and possibly some New Zealand spinach, although I’ve had no luck with it so far.

I’d love to hear what others are planting this month.


3 Responses to “June Planting Guide, Zone 8, Austin”

  1. Kathy Says:

    We’re trying New Zealand spinach for the first time this year. It took forever to germinate (what did actually come up) and now it’s growing very slowly. I’m hoping it’s like our eggplants–took forever to get going but once they did….

  2. That was my experience with both the Malabar spinach and New Zealand spinach. Most never germinated and I got frustrated and planted over it. I hate empty garden space. Please keep me posted, I’d like to know how it goes.

  3. Kathy Says:

    Will do!

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