Here at Damart, we love getting out in the garden and working on the vegetable patch. Whether we’re laying seeds for the following season, or harvesting the latest batch of garden goodies, there’s nothing quite like getting busy in the sun.
That said, it’s important to know just which vegetables grow in different months of the year, so with this in mind, here are the best and most lucrative vegetables to sow and grow in June.
There’s no doubt that having baby carrots on your plate is nothing but a sweet and crunchy treat.
Growing your baby carrots from mid-June offers a natural and organic way to dispel attacks from root flies.
If you want to sow them a little later in the month, you should gain roots around mid-August, and you can also grow any variety if you’re not growing for storage.
As a bonus, baby carrots are rich in vitamin K, potassium, and antioxidants, and have been linked to lower cholesterol levels.
Great for sowing in both June and July, French beans are one of the easiest summer vegetables to grow.
Ensure to find warm, sunny and well-drained soil, but remember to provide some protection for the night time. You can also sow them in pots as well as directly into the ground.
Whether you’re growing dwarf French beans or Climbing French beans, you can look forward to harvest around late August and September.
French beans are great for health as they are high in fibre and contain a range of vitamins and have been linked to reduce the risk of heart diseases thanks to their high levels of flavonoids.
One of the fastest growing vegetables that you’re likely to find in a British garden, broccoli has seen a resurgence in the past few years and is also incredibly easy to grow.
The vegetable requires full sun and moist, fertile soil that’s slightly acidic in nature. If you can, work in two to four inches of rich compost before planting.
Sow the seeds about half a centimetre deep and space out the plants around 30 cm apart, remembering to water every 10 days or so during dry periods.
Watch out for birds, especially pigeons, which like to cause a variety of problems for growing broccoli plants.
As you’re probably aware, broccoli is regarded as a super vegetable by experts and provides powerful antioxidants, as well as folic acid, potassium, and of course, fibre.
Otherwise known as a Swedish turnip, swedes are great little plants to sow in June before digging them up in later autumn and winter months.
Place them in open, sunny soil that is fertile, and which has benefitted from compost. Sow them 2cm deep and at least 23 cm apart.
Remember to keep the soil moist and weed free throughout the long months that they’re in the ground, as dryness can lead to a bitter taste once they’re harvested.
When it comes to health benefits, swedes are high in vitamins C, E, K, and B6, and are also a great source of calcium, iron, and zinc.
They also contain antioxidants named glucosinolates, which help reduce the risk of cancer.
If you’re looking for a few extra garden tools for your summer sowing, be sure to check out our garden store for anything from weed mates to watering cans.