- Sow beetroots through this month for an early autumn harvest. Check out tips for growing beetroots for an in-depth guide including different varieties.
- June is the last month to sow main crop carrot varieties. Short on space? Consider growing carrots in containers. It’s a quick and simple method to squeeze in an extra crop.
- Continue sowing kale seeds in trays or pots this month. They are ready for planting out in July and to provide an autumn/winter harvest.
- Aubergines should be planted out by the end of the month for them to grow to their full potential.
- Summer cropping cauliflower seedlings can be planted out now.
- With a minimal chance of frost and cold snaps, it’s a great time to plant out chilli and pepper plants that have been hardened off.
- Potatoes will be ready for harvesting, depending on a few factors such as weather conditions and variety.
- Garlic can be harvested now, whether its leaves a green or slightly yellowing. Green leaf crops should be used soon after harvesting, while yellow leaf harvests are great for storing.
- Having sown successively, you can expect to be harvesting radishes all season. June harvests will be a product of late April or early may sowings.
Weed Control & Watering
While the extra warmth and sunshine will work wonders for your developing plants, surrounding weeds will also flourish from it. Keep on top of garden weeds by regularly hoeing. Dry conditions are best for hoeing to destroy seedlings to prevent future weeds growing.
Begin a regular watering routine across the whole garden this month. Newly planted out plants should be a priority to help them establish in their new growing environment. While pot and container growing crops will benefit from a healthy watering schedule too.
Take care to use water wisely around the garden in case of drought or a hosepipe ban. We recommend adopting a water-saving approach to gardening early to help you survive a dry season.