June on Your Plot
Continue sowing beetroot seeds in June – perhaps a few at the beginning of the month and a few at the end so that in September and October you’ll have some to harvest that haven’t grown too large. They can be stored for the winter if necessary.
This is the last chance to sow main crop varieties that will be ready for harvesting in September or October
The beginning of June is probably your last chance to sow maincrop peas, mangetout, and snap peas. Towards the end of the month switch to a fast-
Sow in situ and thin out if the seedlings are too crowded. High temperatures may hinder germination – which is why seeds are best sown at the end of the day,
Sow another batch for harvesting in August or September.
Continue sowing seeds of Swiss chard and spinach beet.
Sow a few salad radishes in small quantities throughout the month to replenish the existing crop.
Sow a couple more batches of seeds during the month to ensure you have a continuous supply through the autumn.
Keep the plot well watered during hot sunny spells.
Avoid watering potato and tomato leaves to try and avoid Blight at this time of year
Thin out apples to improve size and quality -
Water greenhouse crops regularly -
Finish planting tender veg outside -
Stop harvesting asparagus in late June -
Check for mould and remove affected fruit -
Plant out celery -
If pears turn black -