Are you new to sowing seeds? Alright, I recommend reading how to sow seeds and what to plant in April, May so you can bring yourself up to speed and start planting this June while adding some great additions to your garden.
With the Summer temperatures on the horizon, we are all out for a garden treat.
There will be days where the heat is going to hit us hard, seeds and plants alike will be very thirsty. The crops will need further care and constant watering as the soil dries up much quicker in June.
Be aware that these temperatures can sometimes be off the scale and damage plants. With that said, you can get off to a flying start by sowing your seeds in early summer.
What vegetables can you plant in June?
There are a few plants you can grow that are super rich in nutrients and minerals. In our recent post, we covered how to grow carrots, tomatoes, peppers and a few others.
Now at the beginning of summer you can sow courgettes and ridge cucumbers in well-drained and fertile soil.
When seeding cucumbers, dig the holes as deep and wide as possible – a good space measure to remember is 1.2m or 4ft apart. Then half fill with compost or rotten organic matter and cover with soil leaving a slight mound. Next, sow three seeds onto the top of each mound; 7 to 10 days later they should germinate.
Feel free to buy seeds to grow plants like:
Broccoli (brassica family) is considered as a superfood. You can sow broccoli seeds from June onwards until late summer. One of my favourites, the calabrese (large green round head) also known as Italian or green sprouting broccoli can be sown directly outdoors. They love open sunny places. However, if the nights are cold sow the seeds indoors in a tray until they reach 5- 6cm.
Then transplant it outside weather permitting. This is a great variety for sowing in Zone 3-10. Broccoli needs lots of light.
Water the plant daily until properly grown, if you have lots of dry hot weather then it is recommended to water them abundantly.
Quick note: avoid exposed spots, as windy weather may cause your plants to wind rock.
We like to get the seeds from mr-fothergills as they always have huge varieties in stock.
Harvest time: 60-65 days
Related: How to grow broccoli
This leafy green is the perfect addition to any of your meals. It adds a delicious, fresh and crisp texture to salads and stir-fries. This versatile crop has the flavours of cabbage and spinach.
Read more on how to grow pak choi, from seed to harvesting.
Buy Pak-Choi seeds from Amazon
Sowing your spring onion seeds now will provide you with a good harvest near autumn time. A small patio or balcony area will do.
Buy Spring Onions from Amazon Garden centre nearby or Thompson & Morgan
Feel free to sow a second or third batch of seeds in seed trays, or small pots and then transfer the plant out next month. Alternatively, leave them in their trays â€“ or even in a seedbed somewhere on your raise bed or allotment â€“ and keep picking young leaves for your smoothies, salads or stir-fries.
Are green beans okay to plant in June?
Yes, you can plant a huge variety during the summer season.
Planting green beans for early summer (starting June) is okay for many countries around the globe. Fine to plant in zones 3-8. Beans are a fast-growing crop, especially in warm soil. If planted in June it will give you an abundant crop to harvest in as little as 35 days, for some varieties.
When Planting Green Beans
Always check if your soil is cold as this can slow down bean growth. Once the soil temperature reaches 60Â°F (15Â°C), sow or transplant out beans. For optimal growth, the soil should be moist, but not wet. Feed beans every two weeks for the first six weeks with compost tea.
Good bean varieties for drying include Yellow Eye; Soldier and Navy. Good bean types for drying are Yellow Eye and Soldier.
In our experience – the best bean variety for drying is ‘Navy’.
Planting seedlings in the summer to later harvest is a great feeling. We love this growing season whether you plant french beans, broccoli, zucchini/courgette and we have just planted some in containers but feel free to pick your favourites.
Planting outdoors is fun and rewarding. I trust you will plant as much as you can in your garden before the late summer arrives, as this will guarantee a substantial crop before the Autumn.
Don’t hesitate to pick a few of the vegetables above. Whether you have a small garden, patio or tiny allotment I wish you a very happy sowing and healthy produce harvesting.