The Month of June
June, named for the Roman goddess Juno, patronness of marriage and women, is a month embraced by brides and gardeners, schoolchildren, and strawberry growers.
June offers the most hours of daylight of any month of the year. One old proverb says, “Calm weather in June sets corn in tune.”
Even the most tender plants—basil, impatiens, and tomatoes—go in the ground this month. Folk wisdom tells us that all of the plants will catch up by the end of June, regardless of how late we got them in the ground.
See our new seaonal tips for June!
June is the month with the most hours of daylight! See YOUR day length and sunrise/set times.
What’s weather’s in store for summer? June and July predictions are now posted!
Find June’s “best days” for certain activities, from cutting hair to weaning animals.
It’s time to mulch strawberries! According to 17th-century herbalists, strawberries were once used in remedies for inflamed eyes and sunburned skin and in lotions and cooling drinks. Today’s crops may require a bit more tending, particularly a good spring mulching.
Get great tips on growing strawberries.
And since all this loveliness can not be Heaven,
I know in my heart it is June.
–Abba Goold Woolson (1838–1921)
New Farmers’ Market Directory!
Are you looking for just-picked vegetables, juicy fruit, or a bunch of handpicked flowers? Why not check out your local farmers’ market?
Now on Almanac.com, find a free farmers’ market directory, complete with maps.
Find out what’s fresh in your area!
–image by Annette McCarthy
Great Almanac Giveaway
Check out this month’s prize:
Hello Cupcake bag, 2 books; Hello, Cupcake! and What’s New Cupcake?, an offset spatula, sprinkles, Ziploc bags, food coloring and some other goodies.