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June grow month
  • Plants can grow quickly this time of year. Train growing tomatoes on a trellis or support.
  • Monitor plants for diseases and pests. Spray aphids and spittlebugs with a hose to remove them.
  • Harvesting veggies as soon as they are ready helps stimulate the plant to produce more.
  • Continue to plant flowers and herbs. June is a great time to start basil!
  • If you live in central or high-elevation Oregon, you should protect young plants at night.
Kids Can!
Show kids that gardening and nutrition are fun! Plan a garden scavenger hunt based on a meal. For instance, "The Great Salad Hunt."
Planting Chart
Planting Tips Coastal Western valleys High elevations Columbia/Snake River valleys
Start seeds indoors        
Start seeds outdoors     Arugula, beets, cilantro, corn, dill, green beans, potatoes, parsnips, turnips, squash Arugula, beets, cilantro, corn, dill, green beans, parsnips, potatoes, squash
Transplant outdoors     Basil, peppers, tomatoes, melons, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers, eggplant, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, oregano, pumpkins, rosemary, sage, thyme Basil, peppers, tomatoes, melons, celery, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, oregano, sage, thyme
Where is your garden?
Oregon has four growing regions. Choose vegetable varieties and planting dates suitable to the growing conditions in your area:
Garden Zones Map
  1. Oregon coast: cool, long season of 190-250 days.
  2. Western valleys: 150-250 day season; warm days, cool nights; length of season varies year to year.
  3. High elevations: short growing season of 90-120 days; frost can occur during any month.
  4. Columbia and Snake River valleys: 120-200-day season; hot days, warm nights; length of season fairly well defined.