What I’m Sowing and Growing in June

For an overview of everything that I’m sowing for the whole year, please take a look at my month-by-month sowing guide.

May was perhaps even more challenging than April, we had three frosts, one of them bad enough to kill about 20% of the peppers and French beans, even under cover, but fortunately we had spares.  The drought continued and the sunshine too and it’s made for fast growth, but also too much growth for quite a few crops.  The cold nights and hot days confused quite a few plants and all the spinach rapidly ran to seed.

Despite these challenges we’ve continued to break all harvest records.  We harvested more in a single week than ever before and we smashed our previous records for May and the year as a whole.  We’ve harvested £4,000 worth of veg so far in 2020 and a staggering £1,400 of that was in May alone, the so called Hungry Gap!

We are generally running two weeks ahead of last year for most of the crops and because we are actually growing tomatoes and cucumbers to maturity in the conservatory, we are months ahead there.   The back gardenmy plot and the ‘winter allotment‘ are all fully planted, which is a big relief and we are now reaping the rewards and able to sit back and relax for a few months!

I do a monthly video tour of the whole plot which you can find below.

May allotment tour

Our garden is now in full production too


So finally we get to June’s sowing and growing video!

June sowing and growing video

If you’re interested in the databases that I used to manage the allotments I also have a video and associated blog post about them.  The blog post has all of the details on how to get your own copy of the database (with or without my data) to customise as you wish.

I also have a fancy new database for tracking all of my seed packets.

Here’s a complete read-only view of the varieties database with all of my data.

Here’s what I sowed in May:

Here’s what I’m planning to sow in June:

For completeness here’s a view of my sowing database for last year with all the details!

Here’s a complete list of the varieties that I’m planning to sow in 2020

Watch out for the next video showing what I’m sowing in July, here’s a hint, not much!

Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

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