While many people think Memorial Day is the cutoff day for garden planting, there are lots of flowers and vegetables that are perfect for later in the season. Check out what you should be planting in June.
Annual wildflowers can be seeded in the month of June so you can enjoy a round of blooms as other plants begin to fade. Annual wildflowers planted now will bloom a little bit later and extend your garden into the fall. Marigolds, cosmos, zinnias, and sunflowers are perfect examples – they usually burn out by late summer, but if planted now will last well past Labor Day.
Although June is too late to plant long-season varieties such as tomatoes and eggplant from seed, you can still plant basil, carrots, beets, lettuce and more for a second harvest in the vegetable garden. In fact, many lettuce varieties can be sown throughout the season for multiple harvests.