Top Jobs for June

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Top 10 jobs for June:

  • Hoe borders and vegetable plots regularly to keep down weeds.
  • Pinch out side-shoots on tomatoes. Now is the time to start harvesting lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes.
  • Position summer hanging baskets and containers outside.
  • Cut lawns at least once a week.
  • Plant out summer bedding.
  • Stake tall or floppy plants. And prune spring-flowering shrubs.
  • Shade greenhouses to keep them cool and prevent scorch.
  • Change the feed for pot-grown fruit to a high potassium liquid one.
  • Thin pears, plums, peaches, nectarines and apricots. Apples should be thinned at the end of the month after the natural June drop of fruitlets if there are too many fruitlets in each clump along the branches.
  • If you did not sow tomatoes, courgettes and pumpkins previously then towards the end of this month they can be sown outside in their final position.