WHAT CAN WE HARVEST FROM THE ALLOTMENT IN JUNE?
Legumes – Broadbeans (overwintering varieties, sown back in Autumn), peas and mangetout,
Brassicas – Kohl rabi, calabrese, summer sprouting broccoli, cauliflowers
overwintering onions, beetroot, garlic, early potatoes, cauliflowers
Salad Crops – Lettuces, radishes, mixed salad leaves and spring onions.
Asparagus is traditionally harvested until solstice/midsummers day, to allow the plant some time to recover and send energy back to the roots.
Globe artichokes should be ready for their first harvest in June, harvesting the main flower bud will encourage secondary buds to appear
Although the tender forced rhubarb season has passed, there still should be plenty of rhubarb to harvest. If your rhubarb crowns are new, or in their second year (or third if you have grown from seed) don’t harvest and let the plant send all its energy back to the root.