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Tara_H

So I guess this is year 6! Hard to believe. Still taming 2.5 acres of countryside after a life lived in the city.

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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Tara_H

Final #harvest of last year's crops! #leeks #gyo

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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Tara_H

#leeks from the garden centre, my #looroll growing didn't work too well.

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ukgardentags

#gyo 😊

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Mikekally

Ha mine still look like chives!

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Tara_H

The garden centre lady talked me into it, but I've no idea what variety they are or when they'll be ready! I have a new tray of seeds so I could end up with leeks coming out my ears... @Mikekally

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tash74

I've always done well with sowing my leeks in March in a row in a spare corner of the veg patch. Lift them in July when they're about pencil thickness, trim the tops and plant them in holes. No need to backfill, just water them in well to settle them.

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Mikekally

@tash74 would you say to lift them out of beds and replant in holes if they're already in? Mine were direct sow, but they're nowhere near pencil thickness yet. Wondering should I reset them in July?

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tash74

@Mikekally Yes, worth a go. They'll be much thicker by July, like spring onions. I'm trying to find a good article online to post about it. Was taught this method by old allotment guts when I was a child.

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Mikekally

Thanks for the #advice @tash74, will try that so. and sorry for crashing your thread, @Tara_H!!

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tash74

http://www.garden-grower.com/growing-vegetables/leek.shtml Here you go, scroll down to the main crop leeks section 😁

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Tara_H

Haha no worries @Mikekally it's great to soak up the knowledge!

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Tara_H

@tash74 thanks for the tips, I should be flying by the time next year comes around! 😁

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