There’s a common misconception that if you’re going to grow a garden, you have to plant in the spring. For many vegetables, you’ll need to sow seeds or plant seedlings shortly after the last frost, but straying from conventional timelines isn’t necessarily going to make or break your food-growing journey.

You’ll be relieved to know that you still have plenty of time. And depending on which part of the country you live in, there is a variety of crops from which you can choose. Here’s our list of vegetables you can plant in June, along with some helpful tips to get started.


June is actually a great time to put quick-maturing summer radishes in the ground. This is because when heat reaches its peak, it can cause the flavor of these veggies to get too pungent.

Ideal USDA Growing Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Tips: No matter the season, radishes thrive in moist, well-drained soil. We suggest growing a summer variety such as a French Breakfast, Rover Hybrid or Crimson Giant, which will mature quickly.

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