In The Vegetable Garden This June
Harvest salad crops, and resow every 2 weeks for a constant supply of tasty leaves.
Continue to earth up potato plants as the grow.
Keep compost of newly planted container potatoes moist, but take care not to over water, as this compacts the soil, squeezing out the oxygen, and prevents the developing tubers from swelling.
Keep an eye on your onion and garlic. When leaves start to yellow and die back, they’re ready to harvest.
If you haven’t already, harden off and plant tender vegetables such as courgettes, squash, tomatoes and sweetcorn.
Protect crops from carrot fly by covering with horticultural fleece.
When planting out cabbages, use brassica collars to prevent cabbage root fly attack.
Pinch out any side shoots from your tomato plants. You can pot these up to create new tomato plants. Start to feed once the first truss is setting fruit.
This Month's Key Tips
- Hoe borders regularly to keep weeds down
- Be water-wise and keep plants hydrated
- Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes
- Prune spring flowering shrubs
- Mow lawns weekly
- Shade greenhouses to keep cool and prevent scorch