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What to do this Month - June

Vegetables

  1. Continue sowing salad crops, such as beetroot, Chinese cabbage, pak choi and radish. Leafy salad crops may do better when sown in partially shady sites since hot dry weather can lead to bitter tasting leaves.
  2. Sow French, runner and broad beans, peas, squash, sweetcorn, and outdoor cucumbers directly into prepared beds outside.
  3. Sweet corn works best planted in blocks, at least 45cm (18in) spacing, with two seeds per hole. Any seeds sown earlier under cover can now be planted out into the same block pattern. Sow before mid June.
  4. Courgettes, marrows and pumpkins can still be sown outdoors in early June.
  5. Although most winter brassicas need to be sown earlier in the season, calabrese, turnips and kohl rabi can be sown now for an autumn crop.

Fruit

  1. Pull off suckers appearing around the base of fruit trees.
  2. Thin pears, plums, peaches, nectarines and apricots. Apples should be thinned at the end of the month.
  3. Summer prune red and white currants and gooseberries.
  4. Shorten newly planted raspberry canes once new shoots are produced.
  5. Peg down strawberry runners and remove cloches from outdoor strawberries once cropped.

These tips have been taken from the Royal Horticultural Society, Grow your own section. Full details can be seen at 

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/grow-your-own/in-month/june

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The benefits of having an allotment

There are lots of reasons to have an allotment.

  • Get a great sense of achievement from growing your own food
  • Have a healthier diet
  • Access to a cheap source and variety of fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Can make you healthier, provide good exercise, help reduce your stress and blood pressure
  • Your food will have less contact with pesticides etc if you grow organically and generally tastes better than shop bought
  • An opportunity to spend time outside enjoying nature
  • It will increase your general well-being and give your mind something positive to focus on
  • A chance to escape the pressures of modern living
  • The opportunity to learn something new
  • Get a sense of community spirit and the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life in Hook making new friends and contacts
  • Finally, if you have children, it is great thing to do with them and show them where food comes from.

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Click here to listen to interview on 15 April 2011 on BBC Radio Surrey with Pete Comley & Lindsay Donald.

Click here to listen to the interview with Pippa Greenwood & Pete Comley on the opening day (13th March 2011) on Dig it on BBC Radio Surrey.

Click here to listen to the previous interview with the HAA broadcast on Sunday 21 November 2010.

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Congratulations to Pete and the team."
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