- This is a time of rapid growth so ensure you pay attention to watering, weeding, feeding and spraying.
- Place a layer of mulch around the base of your perennials, trees and shrubs to help conserve moisture; use compost, bark or peat.
- You can still sow seeds directly into the soil like beans, beetroot, parsnip, swedes, radish, lettuce, spinach and sweetcorn. Sow seeds every two weeks to ensure you have a continuous harvest.
- Plant seedlings of lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, tomato, sweetcorn, beetroot, pumpkin, courgette, capsicum, eggplant, melon, cucumber and gherkin.
- Feed tomatoes at least once a week with a fast acting liquid feed such as. Remove laterals (side growths) on tall tomato varieties as they grow and ensure they are firmly staked. Water regularly.
- Apply a layer of mulch around vegetable plants to conserve soil moisture, compost works well.
- To maintain a lawn in dry weather, water with a sprinkler and don’t cut the lawn too short.
- Water gardens in the evening or early mornings, especially plants in containers which will dry out quickly in hot or windy weather.
Source - Palmers Summer Gardening Tips