WHAT TO PLANT IN
June

Mid-Atlantic Region

 

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 We need to develop an attitude of loving cooperation with no idea of “conquest.” It’s much easier to learn about a thing you love than a thing you intend to conquer or dominate.

 The Plowboy Interview: Euell Gibbons

Author, Stalking the Wild Asparagus

Issue #15, May/June 1972

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 Mid-Atlantic Gardening:

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Here are the Top Ten crops for Mid-Atlantic gardens, 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: Mid-Atlantic Region

 1. Slicing tomato
 2. Sweet pepper
 3. Cherry tomato
 4. Pole snap bean
 5. Bush snap bean
 6. Garlic
 7. Potato
 8. Snow/snap pea
 9. Summer squash
 10. Bulb onion
 

Other Highly Recommended Crops:

Cabbage family:  Broccoli, cabbage, collards, kale, kohlrabi 

Cucumber family:  Cucumber, winter squash 

Leafy greens: Arugula, chard, lettuce, mache, mustard (all types), pac choi, sorrel, spinach 

Legumes:  Asparagus/yard-long bean, bush lima bean, dry soup bean, edamame, peas (all types), Southern pea

Root crops:  Parsnip, radish, rutabaga, shallot, sunchoke, turnip 

Tomato family:  Eggplant, peppers (all types), tomatillo, tomato (all types)

Miscellaneous:  Asparagusleek, okra, scallions, sweet corn 

VEGETABLES 

Sow Indoors   

Sow Outdoors  

Transplant 

Beans, snap 

  

XXX 

  

Beet 

  

XXX 

  
Broccoli  XXX     

Cabbage  

  

  

XXX 

Cantaloupe     XXX  XXX 

Carrot 

  

XXX 

  

Chard 

  

 XXX    
Corn     XXX   
Cucumber  XXX  XXX  XXX 
Edamame     XXX   
Eggplant 

  

    XXX 
Endive 

  

XXX 

 

Fennel, bulb 

  

    XXX 

Gourds 

  

XXX 

 

Leek  

  

 XXX 

XXX 

Lettuce 

  

XXX 

 

Okra     XXX   
Parsnip    

XXX 

  
Peas, southern     XXX   

Peppers 

  

    XXX 
Pumpkin     XXX   

Radishes 

  

XXX 

  

Radicchio 

  

XXX 

XXX 

Scallion (green onion)  

  

XXX  

XXX 

Squash, summer     XXX  XXX 

Squash, winter 

  

XXX 

 

Sweet potato        XXX 
Tomato 

  

    XXX 
Watermelon     XXX  XXX 

CULINARY HERBS  

Sow Indoors   

Sow Outdoors  

Transplant 

Basil 

  XXX   XXX 

Cilantro 

  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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