Sowing leeks...

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Sally A

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« on: October 14, 2007, 18:42 »
a bit early I know, I have done a search, but no-one mentions whether these can be started off in regular seed trays, or due to their habit; should they be deeper than normal.

Only asking now so i can save the appropriate containers now for next spring, daughter just asked me to plant loads.

I seem to have raised a teenage veggie-freak :D

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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2007, 18:45 »
id gpo for plant pots any time for leeks .10 seeds in a 4 inch pot
still alive /............

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Sally A

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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2007, 18:46 »
Cheers Munty, it does make sense to go for a deeper seed tray/pot.

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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2007, 20:51 »
You can always sow them just in a seed bed, as well. :wink:
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2007, 00:47 »
I started mine in seed trays and then planted them in a nursery bed about 2" apart (and subsequently moved them to their "permanent" position).
Seems to have worked well.
Martin

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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2007, 20:44 »
I used seed trays this year to start them off then transplanted to 2" apart in trays but they are too shallow and the roots were well mangled up. Luckily though despite chopping off lots of roots they have turned out fine.

Gonna try pots this time  8)
Cheers,

Wayne.

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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2007, 20:49 »
Quote from: "Martin"
I started mine in seed trays and then planted them in a nursery bed about 2" apart (and subsequently moved them to their "permanent" position).
Seems to have worked well.


thats the way to do it martin,keep it simple
feed the soil not the plants
organicish
you learn gardening by making mistakes

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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2007, 22:21 »
Use those things you get fruit in the supermarket - deep and they even have drainage holes
Self-sufficient in rasberries and bindweed. Slug pellets can be handy.

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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2007, 08:40 »
Would toilet roll middles be okay for them?

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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2007, 08:43 »
can do .one per pot .. simple tip fold em lengthways in ahlf then in half again ,they then become square and stand up great  :wink:  and ya get 30 to a tray  :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2007, 09:39 »
I use those tray things you get meat in from the supermarket. I poke drainage holes in the bottom, fill it with compost, wet it, scatter with seeds, then after a couple of weeks or so, dug over the leek bed, stamped on it a bit, made 3" deep holes at 8" intervals, and plopped a leek into each hole, then watered.

Not sure if it is the 'right' way, but it worked for me  :wink:



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