It's a busy time in the greenhouse and kitchen garden now and at time, it wil seem all too much - at least it does for us. But fear not, just keep watering, feeding and succession sowing - and of course, harvesting the lovely salads and new potatoes... Welcome to Jobs in the garden for June.
Jobs In The Garden In June...
Top 5 Jobs - Vegetables
1. Court Squashes
Now is the time to plant out any curbits - plants such as squashes, pumpkins and courgettes.
As the weather warms up it's time to plant out sweetcorn for kernels come September.
3. Pinching Out
Your broad beans should be coming on lovely by now, so pinch out the top part of the bush to discourage black fly.
4. Sting In The Tail
If you have onions on the go then you may notice the scorpion like flower pods forming at the top of each plant - snap them off.
5. Fennel, Fennel
We love fennel - and now's the time to sow exactly where you want them to grow - give them space and time for best results.
Jobs In The Garden in June - Grow Your Own Tips...
Top 5 Jobs - Herbs
1. Succession Sow
Herbs such as basil and coriander needs to be sown again and again to ensure lots of fresh herbs throughout the year.
2. Every LIttle Helps
Top Tip - go to your supermarket, buy one of those herbs in pots, and plant out - we did it with Parsely last year and it's still going strong!
3. Take Cuttings
We love lavender and you can take cuttings now, to ensure lots more plants in the future for free.
4. Make It Sow
You can continue to sow herbs in situ during June, including basil, marjoram and thyme.
5. Harden Off
If you have sown herbs indoors, now is the time to pot them into bigger pots and harden off, ready for the outdoors.
Top 5 Jobs - Fruits
1. Feed Me
Tomatoes will now need to be fed as well as watered, so make to do so as soon as the first set of flowers appear on a truss.
2. Feed Me Now
If you have any fruit trees in pots, give them a feed with a high potash liquid mix, to help keep them producing more fruit.
3. Get It Covered
As the Summer sun sets in, yourt greenhouse will need protection so add shading to your glass panes to prevent scorching on herbs.
4. My Cherry Amour
Now is the time to get chopping - give your plum and cherry trees a prune to keep in check.
5. Net Advantage
Strawberries are far too tempting for the birds in your garden to save all that hard work by netting them off.