Seasonal Advice for June: Recipes, Gardening, Folklore

Marigolds and white Allyisum in black planter.

Credit: Perry Cass

It's June 2013 and everything's coming up roses, not to mention strawberries! June brings beautiful bouquets, delicious fruits and vegetables, and an urge to get out there and enjoy the sunshine. See our tips!

It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes,
And pleasant scents the noses.

N. P. Willis (1807-67)


June monthJune is named after the Roman goddess Juno, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women.

Friday, June 14 is Flag Day (U.S.). Be sure to raise the flag! See flag guidelines.

Don't forget that Father's Day is June Sunday, June 16. Read about the history of Father's Day.

This year, the summer solstice falls on June 21 heralding the start of summer! Read more about the first day of summer.

Since ancient times, June is the time for weddings, feasts, and revelry, especially on Midsummer Day, June 24.

June is also a big month for fishing. Check out the best fishing days for 2013.

Recipes for the Season

Summer brings juicy fruit ripened by the Sun and many garden treats to the table! Try:
Zucchini and Tomato Casserole
Strawberry Delight Cake
Stuffed Artichokes

See "What's in Season: Summer Recipes" more seasonal recipes.


How are the tomatoes? See our Tomato Guide for pest control and plant care.

Got slugs, weeds, or other annoying insects? See our Pests and Problems library.

Mow grass when it's 2 to 3 inches high. See our lawn care tips.

See our tips on how to keep bouquets fresh!

Home Hints

Wedding PlannerWedding season is upon us! Check your wedding weather and ideas for great wedding gifts.

Since the weather is warm, try saving some money this summer by using a clothesline to dry your clothes instead of the dryer.

Planning to paint the house? See how much paint you need and how to choose a paintbrush.


Let's go fishing! Learn something new about trout and bass:
How to Catch and Cook Trout
Smallmouth Bass: What are They and How do you Catch One?

To help you catch this year's prize fish, check out the Four Fundamentals of Successful Fishing.


Sky WatchLook up! Enjoy the night sky from your own backyard. See our Sky Watch highlights.

The Full Strawberry Moon is on June 23, 2013. See the Full Moon times for your location.


Folklore for the Season

  • A dripping June brings all things in tune.
  • He who bathes in June will sing a merry tune.
  • If June be sunny, harvest comes early.


Is there anything known about

By KIm Rickard

Is there anything known about the three sisters?

This trio—corn, pole beans,

By Almanac Staff

This trio—corn, pole beans, and either pumpkins or squash—is one of the easiest and most satisfying to grow. We have an entire page about the three sisters here:

Could anyone please tell me

By Thomas Dinch

Could anyone please tell me when would be the latest in June that you would plant potatoes in Southwestern Pennsylvania

Can anyone tell me if the

By Twila

Can anyone tell me if the 15th,22nd, 29th of Aug 2012 are in the good signs for female surgery

Can anyone tell me the days

By ntbond44

Can anyone tell me the days in June/July that would be good ones for weaning colts from their dams? My mother always could tell me, but I can't read the "signs" and don't know which signs are best to wean.

Hi there, you can find our

By Almanac Staff

Hi there, you can find our astrological best days for the current and next month (including best days to wean) in our timetable here:

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