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What to do in your garden in June
It’s summer, and there is plenty to keep you busy in your gardens this season. Read on to find out what you can grow and do in your garden this June.
You can continue sowing salad crops like beetroot, lettuce, pak choi, and radishes, among others. Try to sow leafy salad crops in a place that’s partially shady, as the hot dry weather can result in leaves that taste bitter. You can also sow French and runner beans, as well as squash, peas, sweetcorn, and outdoor cucumbers. Sow them directly onto prepared beds. There are also plenty to plant out, like sprouting broccoli, brussels sprouts, summer cabbages, cauliflower, pepper plants, and kale plants.
It’s also not too late to sow those carrots seeds. Carrots need warm soil to germinate, so June is ideal. Cover the carrots with a horticultural fleece or a mesh to prevent carrot fly attacks. You can also sow courgettes, marrows, and pumpkins outdoors in early June, especially in the Southern regions. Some flowers to plant include nasturtiums, coreopsis, and candelabra primulas. You can also take those summer hanging baskets outside, and prune those spring flowering shrubs. June is also a good time to remove those side-shoots on the tomatoes, checking the plant for any shoots.
With warmer weather and dry periods, you also need to remember to adequately water the plants. You might need to check on how much water is needed, as this depends on the requirements of each plant and how actively a plant is growing. Also keep in mind the type of soil or growing media you are using, as well as the weather conditions. Think of ways in which you can be more economical with watering, designing your garden in a way that the need for water is minimised. You can also shade those greenhouses to keep them cool and prevent them overheating during the summer months.
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