June 2020 – Full Swing Flourishing!

The longest day of the year falls on June 20th, bringing hotter temperatures and even more sunlight. Flowers are flourishing, there’s lots to harvest in the vegetable garden and keeping on top of escaping plants is a priority, especially weeds!

Here’s a thorough list of jobs to take care of in your garden this June:

  • Check plants daily and water them if the soil is dry, particularly newly planted trees and shrubs that are still getting started.
  • Use blinds or use shade paint to stop your green house from burning. Remember to open vents and doors on warm days.
  • Keep on top of weeding. Your treasured plants shouldn’t have to compete for precious water, light and nutrients.
  • Harden off and move hanging baskets and containers growing on in the greenhouse into their last position. If your hanging basket plants become leggy, trim off the excess to promote bushy new growth.
  • Harvest salad crops, and re-sow every 2 weeks for a continuous supply of tasty leaves.
  • Towards the end of June, if your hardy geraniums have completed flowering, cut them back to nurture new foliage and flowers.

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