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The Vegetable Garden in June


Basically, this month is about continuity, and keeping everything ticking over.

That is, ensure that sowings of quick maturing crops are made to give regular supplies of vegetables.

Keep on the top of the weeds with regular hoeing, and top dress the vegetable beds with a general fertiliser as necessary.

Note: As with most advice on gardening the advisors location will often influence the content of the advice.

To alleviate this problem I have produced this chart indicating how you can make adjustments to the timing of events as seen in this website.

I hope you find this useful! .......Tg

Week 23 - 3rd Jun. to 9th Jun.

Plant out Cabbage (autumn) Chillis, Chives, Outdoor Tomatoes, and Savoy

If not done previously, support Peas and protect them from birds.

Keep an eye open for signs of Potato Blight (Brown blotches on the leaves).

Week 24 - 10th Jun. to 16th Jun.

Make another sowing of maincrop Peas.

Plant out Savoy.

Thin out Fennel seedlings.

Continue picking Rhubarb stems for a few more weeks, then leave plants to replenish their reserves.

Watch out for developing flower stems, and cut them away at the base as soon as they are visible.

Remove forcing jars from forced Rhubarb to allow the plants to photosynthesise,and give the crowns a liquid feed.

Week 25 - 17th Jun. to 23rd Jun.

Remove tip from Broad bean plants to deter blackfly.

Keep Brassicas watered and weeded, and spray with an insecticide if necessary.

Sow French Beans and Mooli insitu to give continuity.

Feed Onions.

Thin out Carrots, then cover with agri-fleece to deter Carrot fly.

Clear back soil (if necessary) from Shallots to allow them to expand and ripen.

If required; make successional sowings of root and salad crops such as: Beetroot, Carrots, Lettuce, Radish and Turnips.

Week 26 - 24th Jun. to 30th Jun.

Keep Asparagus bed free from weeds and water if necessary.

Thin out Beetroot and Parsnip then apply a liquid feed.

Thin out Chinese cabbage.

Check Brussels Sprouts for pests / disease and treat accordingly.

Harvest Garlic and Globe Artichoke if ready.

Place collars around blanch Leeks.

Pinch out flowers on Sage to encourage leaf growth.