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Monday, 24 May 2010

June Calendar

June sees the beginning of summer with 21 June having the longest period of daylight. Plants really spring into growth enjoying what should be higher temperatures and extra light. Danger of frost should have passed in most parts of the UK.

Sunshine can cause temperatures inside a greenhouse or polytunnel to soar. If there is no natural shading for the greenhouse then you may need to apply shading of some sort. June is also often a dry month and so one major task will be ensuring that your plot is watered. You need to prioritise which plants need most water such as seedlings, new plantings etc.

Unfortunately the improved conditions are also enjoyed by weeds.

For a list of suggested tasks for June click here. Please add any suggestions that I may have overlooked in the comments here.