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Seasonal Advice for June: Recipes, Gardening, Folklore

Seasonal Advice for June: Recipes, Gardening, Folklore

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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)

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

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.

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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.

Gardening

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.

Nature
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.

Astronomy
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.

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4 responses

  1. Wow, you have everything here 🙂 🙂 Think of us, going into winter, won’t you!?

    June 19, 2013 at 3:26 am

    • sure will 🙂 try to post preserving, canning etc when we get to that point

      thank you 🙂

      June 19, 2013 at 3:31 am

  2. Good post 😉
    Thank you

    June 19, 2013 at 12:02 pm

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