The June Allotment

It’s been a really beautiful Spring but now it’s June and summer is fast approaching (or already here according to my other half!).  So, what jobs need doing in June at the allotment?  I thought I’d share with you what we’re up to.

cabbage bed at the allotment

Building A Cage For Our Cabbage Bed

So, our cabbages are being rather decimated by birds and butterflies so we’re in the process of building a steel case around them with netting to keep the pesky little critters away!  Our cabbages are really coming along.  I call it the cabbage bed but it actually contains cauliflower, curly kale, red cabbage, Savoy cabbage and broccoli.

 

No More Frost

The woman we buy many of our plug plants from always says, don’t plant your courgettes or beans out before the end of May because we aren’t done with frosts.  I don’t think I heard her say that because I planted them all out with wild abandon and many of them died.  I have learnt from this now and have had to resow and replace a few of our plants.  Hey, it’s only our eighth year of having an allotment!  I’m practically still a beginner!

 

Weeding

We’re doing weeding, weeding and more weeding at the moment.  They’re popping up in our vegetable bed, obviously, but all over the gravel around our beds too.  We don’t use toxic weed killers so it’s a lot of work pulling them all up.

 

Strawberries

We’ve made our strawberry planter differently this year.  We’ve had them in many places over the years but I feel like we’ve been really successful this year.  We’ve already had two whole strawberries off the plants (I say we, I ate them both, which was a bone of contention – oops).

strawberry planter made from pallets

I think we’re going to have our best year yet in terms of production this year.  I’ll keep you all posted on how it’s going.

Please check out my last posts about my top favourite houseplants.  You can read about our March allotment from a few years ago here.

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