June 21 is the longest day of the year, and the extra light and warmth encourages the garden to put on an exuberant burst of growth.
But this extra light and warmth also means weeds will sprout up from seemingly nowhere.
Keep on top of them by hoeing regularly in dry conditions.
June Jobs to Do
- Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds
- Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes
- Be water-wise, especially in drought-affected areas
- Position summer hanging baskets and containers outside
- Harvest lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes
- Plant out summer bedding
- Mow lawns weekly
- Prune many spring-flowering shrubs
- Stake tall or floppy plants
- Plant asparagus crowns.
- Shade greenhouses to keep them cool and prevent scorch