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I cant find advice on feeding leeks anywhere. Ive had conflicting advice from, not feeding at all to them being very hungry(for What?)
Please give detailed instructions on growing leeks as I never been successful with them
When & How ?
hubby grew them last year.. did very well.. dodnt get too big but we are going to start planting up this month for this eyars.. we started ours off in pots last year and planted out when good and strong..
sorry about spelling.. cant find glasses.. arbutus1.. start sowing end of this month and try off in pots in greenhouse or sheltered spot first.. we didnt feed ours..they seem to like and free draining sandy soil.. so whether that is why i do not know.
will check with hubby to make sure i have got it right.
Hi Leonard, yes, they'll be ok. Leeks are one of the few veg which can keep growing over the winter - I am often still harvesting them in March. I've just transplanted mine (which were about the same size as yours) from 40-plant per tray modules into 5cm square pots (15 per tray) and will grow them on like that until I lift the first row of potatoes, which they'll immediately replace. Even after a week the growth has picked-up noticeably. As members of the onion family, leeks are very hungry plants and will benefit from being transplanted into larger modules/small pots of fresh compost.