My 10 tips for the Garden in June
Nearly through June already and the garden is in full swing. Tomorrow is Midsummer’s day; the longest day of the year in Ireland. Today I am sharing my Ten Tips for the Garden in June to help get the most out of your garden.
TIP 1 – Cut lettuce instead of Pulling it
I have found that instead of pulling my lettuce when harvesting them if I cut them, they start growing back. I tried this after learning you could grow lettuce from scraps and you can read my post about growing from scraps- here.
Don’t believe me? Well below is the lettuce I cut last week for dinner, great salad it made too and the end picture is the lettuce this morning -with all new growth.
If your tomatoes are setting fruit like mine, it is time to give them some food. You can make your own tomato food by filling a Hessian bag or old pair of tights with manure. Apparently, rabbit poop is good and I have a plentiful supply thanks to Cookie. I add crushed eggshells and suspend in a bucket of water for a few days until the water turns brown – yes it is disgusting – but oh boy do tomatoes love the stuff and they will repay you with gorgeous tomatoes.
Tip 3 – Stake your Vegetables
Tip 4 – Deadhead flowers
Tip 5 – Paint your fences and sheds
Tip 6 – Mow your lawn Weekly
Tip 7 – make a bee watering station
Tip 8 – Use a Water butt
Tip 9 -Weeding
Tip 10 – Get some cheap gardening books