What to plant in June

What to plant in June

June is often all about fruit trees and the veggie patch tends to get neglected but if you want to be eating leafy greens and brassicas like Broccoli or Cauliflower throughout the season you will want to plant them every 6 or so weeks to extend your harvest.  You can also start to think about Rhubarb and preparing your beds for potatoes and asparagus later in the winter. Keep checking your plants for Cabbage white butterfly grubs and snails after rain as they can make short work of a slower garden. You may also want to try bending the leaves of your cauliflower over the heads to protect them from frosts.

Planting in June

  • Broad beans (seed)
  • Peas (seed)
  • Lettuce
  • Salad greens
  • Spinach
  • Asian greens
  • Broccoli (advanced seedlings)
  • Cauliflower (advanced seedlings)
  • Turnip
  • Onion (sets)
  • Radish (seed)
  • Rhubarb (crowns)

Want more advice on what to plant in you veggie patch and how? Take a look at our Grow your own Planner or if you’re in Canberra sign up for a home visit.


  1. jackie neill

    Lyons Ecs planted silverbeet,parsley and broccoli well developed seedlings, transplanted some strawberry runners and sowed broad beans on World Envionment Day in our new vegie patches! thanks Suzie

    1. Suzie

      Hi Jackie,
      You’re moving fast! Great to hear – the kids will love watching them grow. Tell them to keep an eye out for the white cabbage butterfly caterpillar on their Broccoli. My nieces love hunting for them.

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