In The Vegetable Garden This June

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.

Harvest salad crops, and resow every 2 weeks for a constant supply of tasty leaves.

Continue to earth up potato plants as they grow.

When planting out cabbages, use brassica collars to prevent root fly attack.

Harvest first early potatoes, these are normally ready about 10 weeks after planting.

If you haven’t already, harden off and plant tender vegetables such as courgettes, squash, tomatoes and sweetcorn.

Keep and eye on your onion and garlic. When the leaves start to yellow and die back, they’re ready to harvest.

Protect crops from carrot fly by covering with horticultural fleece.

Top Tip:

Keep the compost of newly planted container potatoes moist, but take care not to overwater, as this compacts the soil, squeezing out the oxygen, and prevents the developing tubers from swelling.

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 greenhouse to keep cool and prevent scorch.