June is the Month for Multiple Activities

strawberries photoJune starts to see the fruits of your labour with some of the overwintered crops like onions starting to become available.

Also the shorter cropping time salad leaves will be ready to use.  And of course the Strawberries should be out just in time for Wimbledon.

This can vary depending on the year with 2013 being a slow start.

Photo by Sigusr0

There is still a lot that you can plant this month, whether in seed or plant form.  The list of options is below.

 

Now the rush of spring has faded you need to keep on top of all those little jobs that may have been left while planting.  Weeds continue to grow so keeping them down it important, not only to keep your plants happy but your neighbours as well.

Remember to water in warm weather if needed.  Keep plants protected from unwanted insects and birds.

Remember harvesting is a priority as you want to get your crops at their best and not only that some plants will continue to crop if you have harvested their produce.

Sowing Outdoors

  • Runner Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Courgette
  • Kale Seeds
  • Kohl Rabi
  • Pak Choi
  • Peas
  • Radish Seeds
  • Mixed Salad Leaves
  • Spinach Seeds
  • Spring Onion
  • Swede Seeds
  • Sweetcorn
  • Chard
  • Turnips

Planting Out

Many of your plants that you have been keeping in green houses will be ready for planting out now.  Alternatively if you don’t have a green house then the garden centres will have lots of plants ready to plant straight out.

Harvesting

Strawberries should be ready to pick this month.  Make sure you pick them regularly when they are ripe.

Asparagus has a very short season.  Cut the spears while they are still young and tender as you don’t want them to be woody.

Peas are great when they are young, tender ands sweet.  Pick them and use them for the best taste.

Up until now your Onions will be mostly green tops, however June is the month you can start to use those you planted in the Autumn.

Garlic can be harvested this month to use immediately.  If you want to dry out and store your garlic then you need to wait and dry them all out after the leaves go yellow.

 

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