Things To Do This Month
- Plant annuals such as zinnias, marigolds and cosmos to attract beneficial insects.
- Check charts and soil temperatures for the best time to plant seasonal crops.
- Keep up with the weeds. If they are pulled before they scatter their seeds you will have saved yourself a LOT of weeding time. Weeds suck up water and nutrients meant for your vegetables.
- Monitor your garden for aphids and flea beetles to keep things under control.
June's Work Party
Saturday, June 9, 10a-12p at Luscher Farm
Classes at Luscher Farm
Floral Designs for Dummies
Yes, you can do it! Learn how to make beautiful flower arrangements from your garden and find the greens to compliment them. Master Gardener Kathy Whitman shows you how. To register, click here.
Saturday, June 16 at 9:30-11a
Organic gardening is for the birds! Select and grow flowers and other garden plants to attract many birds to your garden. There are lots of options for both sun and shade. Learn how Luscher's FRCC gardeners do it. To register, click here.
Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30-8p
Small Space Gardening Q & A
This is your chance to ask Tilth's gardeners questions and learn what works for your space. We'll spend time on seasonal topics and make sure your questions get answered throroughly. To register, click here.
Saturday, June 16 at 1:30-3p
Consider These Ideas
- Plant successive crops about two weeks apart to extend the season of your favorite vegetables.
- Talk with a neighboring gardener about sharing some plants. She grows zucchini and acorn squash, and you grow yellow crook neck and delicata squash.
- Stretch out food production for beans by planting bush beans as well as pole beans. When the bush beans are just about finished producing, the pole beans will be starting. My favorites are Royal Burgundy bush beans and Blue Lake pole beans.
- Don't forget the watering co-op sign up in the tool shed if you are going to be away for a while. Water for someone and they will water for you.