June Chores for Your Georgia Garden

It is June, the official start of summer and a very busy time in the vegetable garden.  We have complied a list of chores to add to your list to keep your garden in peak condition.  According to UGA’s Vegetable Garden Calendar:

  1. Harvest vegetables such as beans, peas, squash, cucumbers and okra regularly to prolong production and enjoy peak freshness.
June Chores for Your Georgia Garden
Bean trellis at the Stone Mountain Community Garden at VFW Park

2.  Eat “high on the hog” this month and in July and preserve enough to last during the winter months ahead.
3.  For best results, harvest onions and Irish potatoes when two-thirds of the tops have died down. Store potatoes in a cool, dark place and onions in a dry, airy place.

June Chores for Your Georgia Garden
Onions growing at the UGArden

4.  Clean off rows of early crops as soon as they are through bearing and use rows for replanting or keep them fallow for fall crops.
5.  Water as needed.
6.  Plant sweet potatoes and a second planting of Southern peas.

June Chores for Your Georgia Garden
Sweet potatoes at the Victorian District Community Garden, Savannah