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June Weather Lore and More!

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June Weather Lore and More!

June is a wonderful and busy month for those finishing up a school year. But it’s also a time when the weather can get quite warm. Here are some fun weather lore sayings about June.

  • If June is sunny, the harvest will come early.
  • In June, when there is no dew, it indicates rain.
  • A cold and wet June spoils the rest of the year.
  • June, damp and warm, does a farmer no harm.
  • A good rain in June sets all in tune.
  • The north wind in June blows in a good rye harvest.
  • An early harvest is expected when the bramble blossoms early in June.
  • When it is hottest in June, it will be coldest in the correlating days of the following February.
  • A wet June makes a dry September.
  • If on the 8th of June it rains, it foretells a wet harvest.
  • If it rains on the feast of St. Medard (June 8th), it will rain forty days later; but if it rains on St. Prottis (June I9th), it will rain for the next forty days.
  • Rain on St. Barnabas’ Day (June 11) is good for grapes.
  • If St. Vitus’s Day (June 15) be rainy weather, it will rain for thirty days together.
  • If Midsummer Day (June 24) be ever so little rainy, the hazel and walnut will be scarce; corn smitten in many places; but apples, pears, and plums will not be hurt.
  • Cut your thistles before St. John (June 24), and you will have two instead of one.
  • If it rains on June 27th, it will rain for seven weeks.
  • If it rains on St. Peter’s Day (June 29), the bakers will have to carry double flour and single water; if dry, they will carry single flour and double water.
  • Rain on Peter and Paul (June 29) will rot the roots of the rye.
  • Calm weather in June sets corn in tune.

14 comments

1 Donna Cote { 06.09.16 at 1:50 pm }

I was just wondering what we can do to promote more flowers on our Lilac tree’s. Eight years and still not flowering much. Planted in a nice wet area but still doesn’t get many.

2 Lisa Sonnier { 06.04.16 at 1:50 am }

It has been a rainy start for June will we ever be able to cut the grass

3 Theresa Thompson { 06.03.16 at 11:57 am }

It has rained so much in Northwest Mississippi this year and cold, and we haven’t planted our corn yet, is it too late?

4 JOHN BARRY Ryan III { 06.03.16 at 8:58 am }

For Bridgette, you need an acidic soil. Try using your coffee grounds or left over coffee around the plant. That will give you a variety of colors.

5 Lyn { 06.02.16 at 9:24 pm }

You need to cut back the stems in the fall.

6 Vicky { 06.02.16 at 11:52 am }

Prune in late winter before bud generation begins. You can cut back all the stems to the strongest, biggest bud in the winter. Pruning at this time will help the shrub produce bigger, showier flowers.

7 BRIDGETTE { 06.02.16 at 10:56 am }

I have a hydrangea bush that only blossomed once or twice in 15 years…it only gets full with leaves no flowers…can you offer some advice on why this is happening…

8 Dawn { 06.01.16 at 11:26 am }

In our area, southeastern Arizona, June is the month when the monsoons rains begin. Usually around the middle of the month. We are a desert area and get most of the rain for the entire year from the middle of June though the middle of September.

9 Jim { 06.01.16 at 11:09 am }

Your squash need more calcium udr a lime water mix around the base of hill

10 Wallace Presley Jr { 06.01.16 at 10:57 am }

We had one of the coolest and wettest month of May, will June flip flop back into midsummer or carryover into this month? Because so far we (in the northeast) have been above average in temps the last week and a little dryer!

11 robert { 06.01.16 at 10:06 am }

Its been dry here 80 to 90s

12 Sherri Nicol { 06.01.16 at 9:05 am }

It seems like in our area (Western Maryland mountains), June is typically very wet – sometimes with flash flooding; however, being as we got SO much rain in May (I think last count was 20 days), I’m hoping we can have a drier spell for a while.

13 Rhonda martin { 06.01.16 at 8:31 am }

Gina is right! My squash is already rotting on the hill, from the blossom end. I assume it’s too wet. (Zone 7, Arkansas)

14 Gina Oberste { 06.01.16 at 6:55 am }

I’m interested to see how many of these transpire..I know a fact so far about June, rain, and our garden…. If we continue to get the rain we’ve been getting, our crops will get root rot before they get a chance to make!! (Zone 7, Arkansas)

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