Friday, June 15, 2012

Revisiting June Garden Goals

We're halfway through June, so perhaps I should post my June garden goals...
  • Plant seeds outside: carrots and bush beans and I might plant a second round of corn.  I didn't have very good germination rates with my corn and now the potato bed is available.
  • Plant seeds inside:  It's already time to start some fall crops indoors!  I'm not sure how these cool weather crops are going to do in a toasty potting shed.  I guess I will find out.  This month I need to start onion, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and head lettuce.
  • Weeding: A never ending story!
  • Pest patrol:  Try to keep the squash bugs, vine borers, and Japanese beetles under control along with any other pests I run encounter.
  • Mulch the rest of the beds. 
  • Bench in the woods: What should be simple: buy bench and put in the woods, I've made complicated.  I've decided I want a cozy outdoor daybed with a mosquito net canopy.  Unfortunately outdoor daybeds are expensive, so there's going to be some diy involved in this project.
  • Start installing a watering system: As summer arrives and watering becomes more and more important, I really want a drip irrigation system. 
  • Start on the pea gravel garden paths:  This goes with the watering system.  To install the watering system I will have to dig up the garden paths, so when I fill them in I want weed-free gravel paths.


  1. That reminds me I have to finish the small drip system I started. I won't be able to if I let the sweet potatoes grow big.

    1. I think I'll just have to run pipes to each bed for now. Running the drip lines inside the beds doesn't seem possible with how much things have grown.

  2. I usually have brassica seedlings in my parents hot house in summer and strangely enough they seem to like it.