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10 Jobs for June

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It’s getting warmer and everything seems to be putting a spurt on. Time to fill in those final gaps in time for high-season and full production. Among others you should be harvesting the first lettuces, new potatoes and the first Peas.

  1. Plant out curcubits (Pumpkins, Courgettes, Squash, Gherkins etc)
  2. Plant out Sweetcorn
  3. Start feeding Tomatoes with high potash feed once the first truss of flowers has set
  4. Snap off Onion flowers if they appear
  5. Pinch out the growing tips of Broadbeans once the pods start to form to discourage blackfly
  6. Sow more Lettuce, Radish, Spring onion, Salad leaves and Coriander
  7. Water Peas and Potatoes
  8. Stake cutting flowers that will need support (such as Gladioli)
  9. Tie in Runner Beans as they grow
  10. Sow Fennel in situ

If you have any more suggestions for June jobs, add them to the list.

5 Responses to “10 Jobs for June”

  1. Amyon 14 Jun 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Top task for me was to cover the strawberries to stop the birds stealing them.

  2. Tomon 16 Jun 2008 at 9:11 am

    Top task for June: sit back and enjoy it all for a bit while everything is looking so good.

  3. Julianon 18 Jun 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Make elderflower cordial which I think is the best drink in the world. We all play around with different recipes every year – this time I found one at http://blog.ashridgetrees.co.uk/elderflower-cordial-recipe/ which we are drinking. Probably the best yet, sweet, but with an edge.

  4. Kendraon 23 Jun 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Why do you cut the onion flowers? My onions are flowering and I got really nervous like they were bolting. I can’t figure out what to do.

  5. Peggyon 30 Jun 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Hi I enjoyed reading your posts. I had the same problem with red onions.The whole lot of them went to seed not just a few. I was told to dig them up and use them as salad onions and use the ground to plant something else. I am going to try the frittata too.
    Peggy