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Talkback: How to plant out leeks

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 21:51
My wife insists that the roots as well as the leaves should be trimmed when planting out leeks. Any comment?


Posted: 23/06/2013 at 15:59

Thanks Italophile. So I could wait a long time in the NE of Scotland for temperatures to stabilise!!


Posted: 22/06/2013 at 10:41

Thanks Woodgreen. I think you are assuming that the onions are mature, but they are still very small. I am surprised that this one has bolted so early.I have kept them quite well watered in my raised bed so I doubt they were too dry. Should I lift them as soon as they bolt even if very young?


Posted: 22/06/2013 at 08:39

What causes onions to bolt? Can this be stopped? Is the ground too hot? cold? wet? dry?

Any ideas appreciated



Posted: 17/06/2013 at 15:41

New question! What makes rhubarb bolt/go to seed in the middle of the growing season?


Posted: 17/10/2012 at 11:25

I put in new rhubarb crowns last October (2011). They came on very well and I even got some usable rhubarb during the summer/autumn this year.

My question is:- Should I pull out all the growth now that the season is over or should I just let it die back? 

Planting out Lupins

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 09:35

Thanks Christopher - I thought it would be a bit too cold up here!

Planting out Lupins

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 08:57

I have some lupins in 5" pots (23/9/12) growing quite strongly outdoors.Should I plant them out into the garden at this time of year (NE Scotland) or keep them in the pots outdoors or put them into the greenhouse over winter? Thanks.


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