June 20th is the longest day of the year, and with the increased temperatures and extra hours of light through the earlier days in June, this is the perfect time to do a spot of gardening especially as weeds will start to sprout up from nowhere!
Top tips & things to do:
Hoe your boarders regularly to keep weeds at bay
Water early in the morning and later on the evenings to get the most out of water
Harvest your lettuce, radishes, salads and potatoes
Make some hanging baskets for maximum curb appeal
Mow the lawn frequently to keep the lawn neat and healthy
Plant out summer bedding plants
Prune your flowering shrubs
Shade greenhouses to keep them as cool and prevent scorching
Vegetables to plant in June
Continue sowing salad crops, such as beetroot, lettuce, pak choi and radish. Leafy salad crops may do better when sown in partially shady sites since hot dry weather can lead to bitter tasting leaves.
Sow French, runner and broad beans, peas, squash, sweetcorn, and outdoor cucumbers directly into prepared beds outside.
Flowers to sow and grow
Nasturtiums are easy and quick to flower in beds, containers, baskets, and the vegetable plot.
Scatter nigella seeds in your borders now for a sprinking of striking blue flowers.
Have a sunflower growing contest, it's great fun for the kids!
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