With warm summer temperatures on your side, you can get seeds off to a flying start by sowing in June.
You don’t even need to be growing for food. Depending on the cultivar you choose, pumpkins can grow to gargantuan sizes – Halloween wouldn’t be the same without them! Here’s how to grow pumpkins.
New to sowing seed? Take a look at our seed sowing tips to bring you up to speed.
Discover our pick of five vegetable seeds to sow in June, below.
This leafy vegetable is perfect for adding crisp texture and fresh taste to salads and stir-fries, with a flavour in between cabbage and spinach. Here’s how to grow pak choi, right from sowing the seed, to harvesting.
A row of pak-choi ready to pick
Keep on sowing spring onions now and you can expect harvests into autumn. A small area will do. Here are more space-saving veg crops to grow.
Sowing spring onion seeds
Late sprouting broccoli cultivars and calabrese can both be sown now. If sowing directly, be sure to avoid exposed spots, as this’ll make your plants prone to windrock. Here’s how to grow calabrese.
Sowing calabrese seeds into a small pot
Start sowing Florence fennel successively in June. This should ensure have harvests from around September. Keep an eye out for slugs and snails!
A row of Florence fennel
Early June is your last time to sow pumpkins, to provide them with plenty of warm days to develop size and good flavour. Remember to choose your seeds wisely. Large pumpkin cultivars are often bred for size alone, so if you’re growing pumpkins to eat, choose a cultivar with good flavour. Here’s how to grow pumpkins on supports.
A harvest of pumpkins amongst nasturtium flowers