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Rooko's June Top 10 Tips & Tryouts

1. The grass areas around my plots seems to be growing rapidly due to the recent wet and warm weather conditions. If you have grass or lawns mow them on a weekly basis adding the clippings to your compost heap. Read the instructions on any weedkillers you may have used on the grass regarding how long the clippings need to be composted for, before using them as mulches or digging them into your garden.

2. Hoe out any annual weeds but make sure perennial weeds are completely removed including their roots.

3. June is usually the perfect time to plant out those veggies and tender plants being kept protected from late frosts and cold weather, but don't forget to sow & plant veggies in succession to avoid any gluts.

4. Lift & divide overgrown flowering bulbs for example daffodils.

5. Newly planted trees and hedging will benefit from being kept weed free.

6. Give strawberries a potassium rich fertilizer weekly whilst they are fruiting.

7. Don't forget to nip out the side shoots from your tomato plants.

8. After "the June drop" if you think fruits are still too thickly clustered together, thin out a few more fruits to give the remaining fruits room to develop.

9. If  you are unlucky enough to have horsetail growing in your garden or plots, try making some use of it. Boil  large amounts of it, let it cool and use the resultant liquid as a spray. (At your own discretion).

 1.   Plant out Brassicas, Broccoli, Calabrese, Brussels Sprouts, Summer Cabbage and any beans which are in pots.
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.
1. As June is usually warm and dry do not neglect to water plants, a good soaking of plants is better than frequent amounts of a little water.
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.


  1. Thinning daffodils is something I never seem it get around to doing.

    1. Me also, I think its a case of out of sight out of mind.

  2. Thank you for all of these reminders. I must turn of this PC right now and go and check some of them off the list. Marion x

    1. Your welcome Marion, every little helps. Gardening is a vast subject and its easy to forget lots or have the time to do them.


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