Thursday, June 13, 2013

What to sow or plant in June

Damp, isn't it?

But don't let that stop you.

Here are a few things you can sow or plant as seedlings now:

  • Broad beans
  • Cabbage
  • Chicory
  • Endive
  • Garlic
  • Kale (as always!)
  • Lettuce
  • Mizuna
  • Mustard greens
  • Onions
  • Pak choy
  • Radish
  • Rocket
  • Shallots
  • Silver beet or rainbow chard
  • Spinach.

It's also a splendid time to plant perennials such as asparagus or rhubarb crowns, strawberry runners, and all sorts of deciduous fruits like berries and grape vines. Trees like apples, nectarines, cherries and pears have started appearing as bare-rooted stock in the nurseries now, too, ready to go into the ground and get established before spring.

So go on. A little rain never hurt anyone. Much.