June is literally packed with fruits and veg that you can pick, dig up or cut off.
Once you’ve harvested all you can, there are many simple ways to preserve your harvests. Just make sure they’re not on our list of crops that don’t store well.
Discover five crops to harvest in June, below.
The year’s first peas, such as sugar snap peas, should now be ripe and ready to harvest, and it’s these first pickings that usually yield the sweetest and tastiest harvest. Eat as soon as you can to enjoy the flavours at their best.
If you sowed your broad beans early, either in autumn or under cover early in the year, you should now be able to make the first harvests. Pick pods at the base of the plant first.
Plenty of new potatoes should now be ready to unearth and eat, including both first early and second early cultivars. Here’s how to create a herb pot for vegetable dishes – ideal for growing fresh potato seasonings.
At this time of year, you can harvest underripe gooseberries, which are perfect for making tasty tarts, sauces and jams. Pick about half the fruits on the plant, leaving the remainder to ripen further, ready for July pickings.
Traditionally, June is the month for picking strawberries. Here’s our advice on how to harvest strawberries all summer long.