2. Keep your hoe moving in and around your vegetables and other plants, attack those weeds whilst they are small and easier to deal with. Don't wait until they have spread their seeds.
3. If you are watering small seedlings or young plants, keep 1 or 2 full watering cans somewhere warm overnight so that the water remains a few degrees higher than it would be straight from the tap or water butt. This is to prevent shock to the plants when watering them.
4. When growing Cucumbers keep them away from Tomatoes and Sage. They may benefit from being grown near, Carrots, Beet, Dill, Marigolds, Nasturtians, Peas, Radish and Sunflowers.
5. Planting Egg plants, Tagetes and Calendula will attract Hover flies into your garden or plot. They are avid eaters of Aphids.
6. Do you park your car at the allotment when you are there? If so and you are picking herbs to dry for later, leave them in the car on sheets of newspaper to dry, on a sunny day of course. Nice smelling car too.
7. Couch grass can be a real pain in the garden or down the plot. Sow some Tomato seeds in amongst it and wait for the results. Should be Tomato plants not Couch that survive.
8. Don't forget to check your hedges and shrubs, before you start to trim them. Birds may be nesting in there.
9. June is possibly the best month for planting perennial shrubs.
10. More to do in June:
2. Sow the following: French Beans, Runner Beans, Beetroot, Cabbage, Cauliflowers, Chicory, Courgettes, Cucumbers, Endive, Kohl-rabi, Marrows, Squashes, Swedes, Sweetcorn and Turnips.
3. Successional sowing of certain seeds, should be done throughout the Summer.
2. Keep weeds down, hoeing will aid water to soak in also.
3. Salad crops should be ready for harvesting, along with other early crops.
4. Check Lettuce/Brassicas for slugs/snails especially after rain or watering.