- Continue sowing half-hardy annual vegetables such as courgettes, for successional harvesting throughout the summer. Tomatoes can also be sown successionally if desired.
- Continue sowing hardy annuals; they can be sown directly into the soil now. This includes lettuce, carrots, beetroot, chard and spinach.
- Continue to sow herbs such as coriander, dill, and basil.
- Continue to sow peas under cover, either individually into 3 inch pots, large plugs, or lengths of half-guttering, which makes it easy to slide the growing plants out into the soil when it comes time to be planted. If you continue to sow peas in succession, you will ensure cropping of peas throughout the season.
TO GROW ON
- Any seeds or plants already growing, such as cucumbers, tomatoes, melons etc. Don't restrict them too much at this stage; large pots means their growth won't be slowed at any point.
TO PLANT OUT
- Any plants ready to be planted out, which by now should include sweetcorn, beans and peas.
- Plant out tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, pumpkins etc into their beds, but keep them under cover still.
- Salad leaves, lettuce and pea tips, and the first lettuces (usually Cos varieties).
- First early potatoes can be lifted as they start to flower.
- An abundance of broad beans and peas should be harvested now; constantly harvesting peas will provoke them into cropping more heavily.
- Annual herbs like parsley, chervil, coriander and dill should be cropping now, and at a stretch even basil.
- Tie in any growing beans, tomatoes, or cucumbers that require support.
- Perennial herbs should be tidied up now; giving them a sheer to within a few centimeters from the ground should do it.