The Kitchen Garden in June can be a busy time. Here are some tasks you may want to be thinking about:
- Continue planting out or direct sowing French and Runner Beans.
- Check Gooseberries for sawfly larvae. These look like caterpillars and they will eat all your leaves. Hand-pick (and squash) the culprits or spray with a suitable approved insecticide or organic alternative suitable for use on fruit and vegetable plants.
- Protect other soft fruit from hungry birds by securely covering with netting.
- Water tomatoes thoroughly and regularly to help prevent blossom end rot.
- Sow fennel and oriental greens like pak choi.
- Use gaps between your slow maturing brassicas to sow quick maturing salad leaf crops or radishes.
- Sow carrots for storing through the winter like Autumn King 2.
- If you have leek transplants, plant them when they are pencil thick into deep holes (6 inches deep/15cm) and water well.
- Sow squash, sweet corn and pumpkins directly into prepared ground.
For further help and advice please see our helpful staff in store.