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Vegetables To Plant In June

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Trying to decide what vegetables to plant in June this year? This guide will tell you exactly what to plant based on your plant hardiness zone.

Trying to decide what vegetables to plant in June this year? This guide will tell you exactly what to plant based on your plant hardiness zone.

To be honest, I almost didn’t make a June planting list. Why? Because there’s not a whole lot of planting going on here in June. 

But that’s central Texas. Zone 7(b). Not everywhere is this hot. 

And I do hope to plant some more zucchini this month, so there is some planting. 

In areas of the United States, we’re past our last frost dates, but if you live in the far north, it may be wise to check your local dates before planting outdoors by clicking here and finding your state and city.

If you’re new to gardening, you may be interested in reading about the 3 easiest summer vegetables to grow. As I mentioned in What to Plant in May, these three will give you some of the biggest bang for your buck.

Zones 3-4 

Spring/Summer Direct Sowing

Vegetables to plant in June Zones 3-4
  • Beans
  • Beets 
  • Cantaloupe
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Gourds
  • Honeydew
  • Melon Seeds
  • Okra (later in the month)
  • Pumpkins
  • Spinach
  • squash
  • Swiss Chard
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini 

Fall indoor sowing

With our shorter growing season in the northern states, it’s about time to start thinking about fall planting. Plants like those listed below have a low heat tolerance and are best started indoors, in a place where there is plenty of natural light.

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower 
  • Chinese Cabbage
what to plant in June zones 5-9

Herbs (Summer Direct sow)

  • Basil
  • Borage
  • Cat-grass
  • Chamomile
  • Chervil
  • Chive
  • Cilantro/Coriander
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Sweet Marigold

Zones 5-6

Summer Direct Sow

  • Beans
  • Cantaloupe
  • Corn
  • Cowpeas
  • Cucumbers
  • Gourds
  • Honeydew
  • Melon Seeds
  • Okra
  • Pumpkins
  • Soybeans
  • Squash 
  • Watermelon 
  • Zucchini 

Zones 7-8

Here in zones 7 and 8 we’re beginning to harvest many of our summer vegetables, and pulling out spent spring plants like broccoli and lettuce to either make room for cover crops, or succession plant some of the summer vegetables listed below. 

  • Beans 
  • Okra
  • Southern Peas

Zones 9-10

If you live here, this is your time to enjoy your produce and take a break until fall planting time.  

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