Sowing leeks

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Benny130

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Sowing leeks
« on: March 25, 2020, 19:28 »
Hi all,

should I be doing so now??

thanks in advance!


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mumofstig

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Re: Sowing leeks
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2020, 20:03 »
Yes, but no hurry, I haven't sown mine yet either  ::)

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Re: Sowing leeks
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2020, 23:08 »
I've just sown two dozen seeds into a 10" pot. Kitchen windowsill until they show, then outside into a cold frame until 9" high. Then open ground.

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Re: Sowing leeks
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 23:53 »
Started mine a couple of weeks ago in an plastic tray I bought mushrooms in. Once they're all germinated and standing upright they'll go into a deep trough filled with compost and manure pellets, spaced out a few inches apart. When they're pencil thick and the weather is good they'll go in the ground.

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Re: Sowing leeks
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 03:38 »
Hi guys and gals.
Mine are going in today maybe boiler cupboard first till germinated then windowsill then unseated greenhouse .

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Re: Sowing leeks
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 09:25 »
Mine went in a seed bed a few days ago, covered with black plastic to increase warmth and protect from frost.  I inspect them daily.

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Re: Sowing leeks
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2020, 09:32 »
I had considered sowing mine slightly later than usual this year as I had a bad infestation of allium leaf miner last year. I was hoping that this would help avoid attack from the first batch of eggs (laid March-April apparently). And then I'll plant them under enviromesh, hopefully avoiding the second infestation (August-October). But on second thoughts they are unlikely to be attacked while sitting in my cold frame anyway so perhaps I'll just sow them today in lockdown!

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Re: Sowing leeks
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2020, 10:50 »
Sowed mine a couple of weeks ago, and because the packet had a 'sow before' date of Jan 2020 I saved myself the usual faff of trying to sow them individually by sowing much more thickly in case the viability was low.

Yup, you've guessed it - now got a lot of faffy thinning out to do!  :lol:
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Re: Sowing leeks
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2020, 16:07 »
I sowed mine 16th feb and I do multi sow  roughly 4/5 to a module and plant them like that no thinning out and we do ok. We don't need massive leeks just plenty of them, 38 modules x average 4 150 plus leeks.

here's mine from today

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