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Awesome Summer Vegetables to Grow in Your Garden for this June Growing Season
Now that we are midway through the year, it is time for some summer gardening. For those who are puzzled by the question of what to plant in June, here’s a list of fruits and vegetables for growing in your Indian gardens. Let’s have a look at the list of our top choices for your gardens this June. These choices have been made after careful consideration of the vegetable growing season chart for India. Read on to know more!
Perfect Vegetable Gardening Calendar for June in India
1. Watermelon - Citrullus lanatus
Are you reading this article in the early days of June? Watermelons become a runaway choice for planting in your garden then! These hefty fruits thrive in loamy soil rich in organic matter. They are sensitive to cold temperatures & grow best between 65 and 95℉. To get better yield it’s advisable to leave them in sunlight for about 8 -10 hours a day. Their harvesting period falls between 70 to 100 days. Watermelons have plenty of nutrients such as Copper, Potassium, Vitamin C and B5.
2. Cauliflower – Brassica olerecea
Have a craze for Gobi Manchurian? This might be the right time of the year to grow one in your kitchen garden! Cauliflowers are one of the most commonly grown vegetables in India during the mid of June. They require a well drained soil capable of retaining moisture. These white flowers like cool weather & so the temperature should not be more than 75℉. Cauliflowers are rich in Vitamin C and Folates and are ready for harvesting around 90 to 120 days after planting.
3. Onion – Allium cepa
Another great pick to cultivate in your garden during the Indian summer season would be the Onions! Being a member of the underground tubers family, Onions are best grown by the mid of June on sandy loam or clayey loam or slit loam and heavy soils. These bulby veggies need a temperature of 75℉ with moderate sunlight exposure daily. Onions can be harvested in 100 – 175 days and they are rich sources of vitamin C & carbohydrates. Beware while using them else you shall be gifted with eyes full of tears!
4. Tomato – Lycopersicon esculentum
These juicy berries are best grown during the early days of June. Heavy to sandy soils rich in organic matter are the preferred type of soil for Tomatoes. Their lustrous red colour is obtained only when they are nurtured at temperatures between 21 – 24℃. Tomatoes are sun lovers & require large amounts of sunlight every day. They become ready for harvest around 65 to 70 days and are rich in nutrients such as Vitamin B, E and Potassium.
5. Capsicum - Capsicum annuum
Capsicum is usually planted in the early days of June. These box like veggies comes in different colours with the colour chosen determining their time to harvest. The harvest period usually ranges from 50-89 days. They require loamy soil for their growth with a daytime temperature of 35 to 40℃ and a night time temperature of 18 to 20℃. Capsicums are highly rich in Vitamins C & A.
It’s never too late to get started with anything, especially when it comes to gardening! Even in the Indian summer, we have a list of plants as mentioned above that can be grown in your garden with the right manure.
June being the month of summer, popular choices of flowers for your garden would be Lotus, Marigold, Hibiscus & Lilies.
For the fruit growing season of June, Watermelon, Peach, Cherries & Mango are popular choices whose seedlings can be nurtured in your gardens in India.
Of course! Read on to the detailed description given in the article above elaborating on the important points to be considered while growing Tomatoes in June.