Lettuce

June Jobs

The first summer month is upon us and the garden is now in full flow. Beds and boarders are filling up and hopefully you are starting to reap some of the rewards of all that hard work. Now is the time to enjoy those first tastes of ripening fruit and freshly picked salad leaves. This is always my favourite time of year, when I know I can go out to my garden and harvest my lunch, there really is no better feeling.

 

June sow

 

Now is the time to think of succession, so get sowing and planning ahead with some of these must haves in the veg garden;

beetroot

carrots

chicory

lettuce

peas

radish

spinach

 

June grow

 

If you sown some tender plants in the greenhouse, now is a good time to start planting them out;

aubergine

cauliflower

celeriac

courgette

squash

 

June harvest

 

So much to chose from this month, but my favourite would have to be strawberries and lettuce. The first ripe strawberry that’s sweetened by the warmth of the sun cannot be beaten and freshly harvested lettuce leaves for lunch and dinner is a real treat, will you be harvesting any of these this month?;

basil

strawberries

beetroot

chard

broad beans

carrots

garlic

parsley

peas

early potatoes

radish

lettuce & salad leaves

spinach

rhubarb

spring onions