Jobs to do in the Garden in June

Summer arrives!

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As we are approach the longest day of the year, the extra light and warmth encourages the garden to put on an exuberant burst of growth, but this also means that weeds will sprout up from no where.  Keep on top of them by hoeing regularly in dry conditions.  Flower borders are reaching their early summer peak and the kitchen garden is becoming productive.

  • Hoe flower borders regularly to keep down weeds.
  • Position summer hanging baskets, containers and window boxes outside.
  • Plant out summer bedding if not already done so.
  • Stake tall or floppy plants with plant supports 
  • Prune many spring flowering shrubs.
  • Be water-wise especially in drought affected areas, this is where water butts really come into their own.
  • Shade greenhouses to keep them cool and prevent scorch.
  • Regularly pinch out side shoots on tomatoes.
  • Harvest lettuces, radishes, other salad crops 
  • Keep earthing up your potatoes
  • Open up your greenhouse windows and vents on warmer days
  • Remember to protect Ripening fruit from the birds with netting


  • Carrots
  • Courgettes
  • Cucumbers
  • Peas
  • Khol Rabi
  • Pumpkins
  • Radishes
  • French Beans
  • Lettuce
  • Winter Beetroot
  • Beetroot
  • Chinese Cabbage
  • Chicory
  • Squash

Plant out:

  • Leeks
  • Celeriac
  • Sweet Peppers (beneath Cloches)
  • Tomatoes
  • Kale
  • French Beans
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Pumpkins


  • Chard Broad Beans
  • French Beans
  • Rocket
  • Lettuce
  • Garlic
  • Radishes
  • Cabbages
  • Cauliflower
  • Turnip
  • Rhubarb
  • Asparagus