By Kathy Sullivan, Communications Director
June highlights and tips from the Farmer's Almanac:
June 5 - World Environment Day
Strawberries need 1 inch of water per week throughout their growing season. Mulch the plants to conserve moisture.
Spray cucumber leaves and vines with sugar water to attract bees to help with pollination.
June 10 - New Moon
June 14 - Flag Day - Many Americans celebrate Flag Day by displaying the Red, White and Blue in front of homes and businesses. The day commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States.
June 20 - Summer Solstice and also Father's Day
Between regular waterings during the hottest days of summer, some gardeners give their pots a little extra moisture by placing ice cubes on top of the soil.
June 24 - Full "Strawberry" Moon. Many farmers and gardeners regard this day at the midpoint of the growing season. Strawberry Moon — typically the last full moon of spring or the first of summer. The name has been used by Algonquin, Ojibwe, Dakota, and Lakota peoples, among others, to mark the ripening of “June-bearing” strawberries that are ready to be gathered.
June Weather Prediction for 2021: Denver averages six 90-degree-or-hotter days throughout June and on average we don’t see any 100-degree days (although that can happen from time to time).