Dry continental and highveld summer rainfall – June

What to do in the garden in June.

Winter is officially here and the streets are lined with naked trees as the sun beams directly into the eyes of South Africans making their way to work in the morning. June brings the coldest temperatures and the shortest days, but there is still no reason not to enjoy the fresh outdoors and the sunny mornings in the garden.Dry region month to month june

Follow these tips and pointers on what to plant, prune and maintain this month to make the best of your garden this June.

  • Water and feed spring-flowering bulbs regularly.
  • Cut down on watering pot plants as they need less water during winter.
  • Water the lawn once a month
  • Once a week, thoroughly water azaleas, camellias, magnolias and all shrubs from the winter-rainfall areas.
  • Start the planning for your summer garden.
  • Protect frost-sensitive plants.
  • Sow vegetables like peas, radishes and turnips.
  • Winds come in destructive gusts this time of year, it is essential that plants are firmly staked.
  • On frosty mornings, hose down seedlings before the sun reaches them.
  • If you didn’t make use of mulch during the hotter months, you have no excuse now as mulching will prevent the soil from losing moisture on hot days in the warmer regions. Mulch will also help with protection on cold frosty nights in the colder regions and serve a dual purpose for our more temperate regions! In case you needed yet another reason to get stuck in, mulch is also great for suppressing weed growth.

What To Plant And Sow In June?

Annuals

  • Plant these seedlings out from trays:

  • Consolida ambigua

    Consolida ambigua

    Matthiola incana

    Matthiola incana

    Lathyrus odoratus

    Lathyrus odoratus



Bulbs to plant during June:

Dahlia x hybrids

Dahlia x hybrids

Lilium

Lilium


Herbs and vegetables to plant in June:

These vegetable seedlings can be planted out in open soil during June.

Broad beans

Broad beans

Cabbage

Cabbage

Carrots

Carrots

Radish

Radish

Turnips

Turnips

Leeks

Leeks

Lactuca sativa

Lettuce

Beetroot

Beetroot


Trees, Shrubs and Perennials to plant in June

For great suggestions view our countrywide guide.

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