June is the month of 3 main jobs – weed, water and feed – and do it often.
Support tall plants and bushes laden with fruit.
This is also the last month for sowing most crops as we go past the longest day of the year.
Runner beans should begin to climb the stakes now.
Plant out sweetcorn.
Direct sowing of most vegetables into drills.
Water if the soil is dry 2″ below the surface – add Tomorite to the water (weekly).
Water fruit bushes – a good soaking rather than a sprinkle.
Use canes to support bushes if the crop is heavy.
Growing in the Greenhouse
Liquid feed (Tomorite) weekly – if you have not already added a controlled release fertiliser.
Tomatoes – keep pinching off the side shoots – look out for aphids.
Sow herbs in pots.
Plant out tender vegetables.
June is a good month for harvesting onions – just as the leaves turn yellow.