June garden – Vegetables

The last two years I seem to have struggled getting the vegetable plot in order.  Just when I think I am getting things under control the weeds seem to take over!  Currently the autumn strawberries and the blueberries are somewhat overwhelmed with weeds

We’ve had a reasonable crop of purple sprouting broccoli and broccoli (which I started last autumn inside. Mange tout are cropping both inside and outside and broad beans are coming slowly.

The potatoes are doing well. Cabbages are suffering a bit of slug damage – how the slugs love them!  I surround them with broken egg shells which does help a little. Usually I can get some lettuce going early in the year,  but anything I have set outside this year has just vanished. So I’ll concentrate growing these tender leaves in the polytunnel.  Of course the weeds in the raspberry and blueberry beds are probably havens for slugs, and the recent damp weather doesn’t help either. We did watch a blackbird dismantle a slug the other day, but it did seem to have a problem with the slime.

Leeks, onions, parsnip, beetroot, red and white cabbages, courgettes and runner beans are all planted out. I have the latter two planted in the tunnel too in case we don’t get a warm summer. In the greenhouse, I have just recently planted tomatoes and cucumbers.

So if I can just keep on top of the weeds and slugs it will all be fine!

 

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11 thoughts on “June garden – Vegetables

  1. Marija Njegomir

    Sounds like all your hard work is paying off Karina…as for slugs, perhaps you’ll have to resort to going out in the darkness with a head torch and pick them off one by one! Fun for all the family 🙂

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  2. Free Ranging

    I surround tender plants with comfry leaves and also the doorway of the polytunnel. The slugs stop to eat the comfry & you can move the leaves & slugs to wherever you want them in the morning .
    Also use the organic chicken manure & wool pellets when I first plant seedlings out think it’s called slug gone.

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