What To Grow From Seed In June?
June is really where the weather ramps up here in England, with less rain (hopefully) and more clear blue skies. This offers a great opportunity for growing produce that need the most heat and light when getting propagated, ready to pick and harvest later on in the year.
In this blog post, I explore popular vegetables and salad items that thrive when sown during the month of June. From crisp cucumbers to hearty winter cabbage, luscious runner beans to vibrant beetroot, and from versatile squash to robust swede, this season offers a splendid palette for your garden, and soon to be for your kitchen!
Picture yourself strolling through the garden, the sun’s gentle rays kissing your skin as you pluck fresh cucumbers, their vibrant green skins reflecting the summer light. Start these tender gems indoors, sowing the seeds in a warm, well-lit spot. A seed tray or small pots filled with rich compost will provide the perfect cradle for their delicate growth. Once the risk of frost has passed, transplant your cucumber seedlings to a sunny patch in your garden or a spacious container.
As the summer sun warms your spirit, envision the comforting embrace of winter cabbage, its sturdy leaves sheltering a wealth of earthy goodness. Sow these resilient seeds directly into well-prepared soil, ensuring a light covering of compost to encourage germination. Be mindful of providing adequate spacing between the seedlings, allowing them to flourish as they reach for the sky.
Imagine the tendrils of vibrant green runner beans dancing in the breeze, their delicate flowers transforming into succulent pods that burst with flavor. Start your runner beans indoors, nurturing them in individual pots or seed trays, each one a treasure trove of potential. Once the threat of frost has passed, transplant these sturdy seedlings into a sunny, well-drained spot, providing them with sturdy supports for their magnificent ascent.
Indulge your senses in the earthy sweetness of homegrown beetroot, their jewel-toned flesh a feast for the eyes and the taste buds alike. Sow the seeds directly into well-prepared soil, ensuring a depth of approximately 1 inch. Create neat rows, allowing ample space for these underground treasures to thrive and mature. Patience is key, as their vibrant roots will reward you in due time.
Envision the enchanting sight of sprawling squash plants, their broad leaves providing a lush, emerald carpet for the garden floor. Start these seeds in individual pots or seed trays, providing them with warmth and plenty of light. Once the frosty whispers of winter are long gone, transplant your flourishing seedlings into a sun-drenched area, allowing their trailing vines to roam freely or providing them with spacious containers that suit their grand ambitions.
Invite the humble yet hearty swede to grace your garden, its pale skin hiding a rich, golden interior that infuses comforting warmth into your dishes. Sow the seeds directly into well-cultivated soil, ensuring a depth of approximately 1 inch. Grant these robust plants ample space to grow, allowing their sturdy leaves to soak up the sun’s energy and transform it into a bountiful harvest.
And there we have it! My list of different fruits and vegetables that you can start growing from seed during the month of June. Whether you choose to sow them in seed trays or pots, directly in the earth or within containers, each option holds the promise of flourishing abundance to enjoy as part of a salad, or homemade meal.