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List of jobs to do in the Vegetable Garden in June


Vegetables in June

Below is a list of essential jobs to do in the vegetable and herb garden in June.


Because the defaults for this website are set for the UK, as well as monthly 'jobs to do calendars', we have also included seasonal calendars, so all visitors can choose the appropriate season for their location.


You may also wish to check our resources page where you can find more detailed articles explaining how to do specific jobs such as pruning, sowing and ground preparation.



Go to:-  Main Calendars Page  |  June Fruit Calendar



  • Keep an eye on the weather and water plants when necessary

  • Make succession sowings of crops such as carrots, radish and lettuce to ensure a continuous supply of crops throughout the season (See individual growing pages for details)


Harvesting & Storing Vegetables in June

Continue harvesting asparagus, broad beans, sprouting broccoli, spring  cabbage, early carrots, chard, endive, leaf beet, early lettuce, parsley, early peas, spinach, spring onions

Start harvesting French beans, baby beetroot, summer cabbage, early summer cauliflower,  maincrop peas,  early potatoes, summer radish, baby turnips

If necessary, freeze or otherwise preserve excess crops (see individual growing pages)


Sowing & Planting Vegetables in June


Sow  - Under protection - Sweetcorn during the 1st week of June

Sow - Runner beans, climbing beans, courgettes, marrows, pumpkin, outdoor cucumbers, squash

Continue sowing:-  Beetroot, Broad Beans,   Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Summer, winter, savoy & Red Cabbage, Carrots,  Chard,  Endive,  Kale, Kohl Rabi,  Leaf Beet, Leeks, Lettuce, Mangetout, Parsnips, Peas, Maincrop Potatoes ( tubers),  Radish, Spinach  Spring Onions,  Turnips

Plant - Harden off and plant out  indoor raised beans, celery, celeriac, courgettes, marrows, pumpkin, celery, outdoor cucumbers, sweetcorn, tomatoes by the 2nd week in June

Transplant leeks, any brassica seedlings which were sown in a seed bed to their permanent positions as soon as large enough (about 7.5cm/3" tall)


Harden off all indoor raised plants and plant in their final positions


Sowing & Planting Herbs  in June


Plant shop bought container plants outdoors

Start sowing basil, oregano, marjoram and thyme outside in open ground or in pots

Continue to sow Borage, Chervil, Chives, Coriander, Dill, Parsley

Pot up indoor raised Basil, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme early in the month and harden off before planting outdoors by the end of the month


Care and Protecting Vegetables & Herbs in June

At the beginning of June harden off indoor raised seedlings ready for planting in their permanent positions as soon as possible

Water plots, beds and containers in dry weather

Continue staking plants such as peas when they are about 12cm/5"  tall

If slugs and snails are a problem apply a slug killer to the soil as early as possible. This June have to be re-applied especially after rain.

Keep a look out for the first signs of pests and diseases and treat as necessary

Continue to thin seedlings (see individual growing pages for spacing)

Continue earthing up potatoes

Hoe or hand weed regularly


Buying Vegetables and Herbs in June

Buy shop raised vegetable and herb plants by mid June and plant out as soon as possible


Pests and Diseases

Companion Plants

See Individual growing pages

See Individual growing pages

In the Kitchen



Whilst there is general storing, preparation and cooking information on the individual growing pages, for lots more cooking, storing and preserving  information and recipes visit our sister site www.recipes4us.co.uk




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