Summer months can be a crucial time for schoolyard gardens in Louisiana. Whether or not your garden will be used as an educational space through the summer, how you manage your garden in May, June and July will determine the work you have in store for you come August! Warm weather cover crops, like buckwheat, sunnhemp, and cowpea, can help to deter weeds as well as to regenerate your soil to ensure a productive fall.
Beyond cover crops, in June you can plan to direct seed cantaloupe, cucumber, okra, peanuts, pumpkin, winter squash, and watermelon. If you'd like to replenish your herb garden, June's also a great time to plant starts of mint, chives, lemongrass and rosemary.
For more detailed planting schedule information, reference LSU AgCenter's incredible Vegetable Planting Guide.