WHAT TO PLANT IN
June

Maritime Canada and
New England

 

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"Working with the earth, smelling it, improving it, watching things grow in it made me feel good. It slowed me down and made life seem OK even if I was depressed or sad."

 

Grow Your Own by Jeanne Darlington

Issue Number 3, May/June 1970

To read more about what to plant in other months and regions, visit our What to Plant Now home page.

For planting times specific to your zip code, check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Vegetable Garden Planner. 

 


 

Top Crops for Maritime Canada and New England:
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Here are the Top Ten crops for Martime Canada and New England, followed by other recommended crops, as rated in our National Survey of Most Productive Garden Crops. (The criteria for selection include ease of culture, efficient use of garden space and time, ease of storage and desirability at the table.) The recommended crops are sorted by plant family to help you plan rotations so that the same plant families are not grown consecutively in the same area, as much as possible.

Top 10 Crops: Maritime Canada and New England

1. Carrot
2. Cherry tomato
3. Cucumber
4. Slicing tomato
5. Summer squash
6. Bulb onion
7. Bush snap bean
8. Pole snap bean
9. Lettuce
10. Garlic
 

Other Highly Recommended Crops:

Cabbage family: Broccolikale, kohlrabi 

Cucumber family:  Winter squash 

Leafy greens:  Arugulamache, mustard (all types), pac choi, sorrel, spinach 

Legumes:  Dry soup beans, edamame, Peas (snow, shell, snap) 

Root crops:  Beetsparsnip, potatoesrutabaga, shallot, sunchokes

Tomato family:  Peppers, tomatillo, tomato (all types)

Miscellaneous:  Asparagusleekrhubarbscallions, sweet corn 

VEGETABLES 

Sow Indoors   

Sow Outdoors  

Transplant 

Beets    XXX   
Bean, snap    XXX   
Bean, dry soup    XXX   
Broccoli  XXX     
Brussels sprouts  XXX     

Cabbage  

XXX 

  

 

Carrot 

  

XXX 

  
Cantaloupe    XXX  XXX 
Cauliflower  XXX     

Celery  

 

  

XXX  

Chard 

 

 XXX    
Corn    XXX  XXX 
Cucumber    XXX  XXX 
Eggplant      XXX 
Fennel, bulb 

 

    XXX 

Leek  

 

  

XXX 

Lettuce 

 

XXX 

XXX 

Peppers 

 

    XXX 

Radishes 

  

XXX 

  
Pumpkin    XXX  XXX 

Scallion (green onion)  

 

XXX  

XXX 

Squash, summer 

  

XXX 

 XXX 

Squash, winter 

  

XXX 

XXX 

Tomato 

 

    XXX 

Turnip 

  XXX   

CULINARY HERBS  

Sow Indoors   

Sow Outdoors  

Transplant 

Basil 

    XXX  

Chives 

    XXX 

Cilantro 

  XXX    

Fennel, leaf  

 

  

XXX 

Horseradish      XXX 

Marjoram  

 

  

 XXX 

Parsley  

 

XXX 

XXX 

Rosemary 

      XXX 

Sage 

      XXX 

Savory, summer  

 

  

 XXX 

Thyme 

     XXX 

RESOURCES

* To learn more about when to sow seeds (indoors and outdoors) or when to transplant your seedlings to the garden, see: Know When to Plant What: Find Your Average Last Spring Frost Date.

* To learn more about how to start seeds, check out Seed-starting Basics. For a primer on how to transplant seedlings, see Garden Transplanting: Expert Advice.

* Find garden seeds from great mail-order companies with our Plant and Seed Finder.

* Learn more about high-quality seeds and great seed companies in Best Seeds for a Bigger, Better Garden and Best Garden Seed Companies, or through our seed company directory

* You might also try swapping seeds locally.

* For tips on growing everything from apples to zucchini, see our Organic Gardening homepage.

 





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