Date posted: August 08, 2011 - 02:22 pm
Message: We have grown wonderful leeks from nursery bedding plants for years. However, this year, we planted leek seedlings that were started from seed by a friend the previous year and left in the garden over winter (Zone 3-4 in Saskatchewan, Canada), as they did not sprout and grow very much. The seedlings were dug up and transplanted in a proper trench bed, following the usual gardening methods for leeks we've grown in the past. However, although these transplants started out OK, they then started putting out flower stalks. Assuming we could treat them the same as same-year transplants, we trimmed them down as usual, but they have since done nothing! Am wondering if this is because they are Biennual, and thus will only want to produce seed? Please advise, and whether these are of any value at all.
Name: Ron Iacovone
Date posted: July 10, 2011 - 02:40 pm
Message: I'm not sure exactly what I'm doing but a friend gave me some seeds that resemble a small tad-pole. Is that what the seeds look like? Anyway I planted them 21 days ago and just now something is popping through.I hope there leeks.I'm in coastal NC and will see what happens next.
Name: Carolyn Skidmore
Date posted: May 09, 2011 - 10:29 pm
Message: Saw a huge Leek plant with huge global ball at top. Want to get one started for my garden. How do I begin?
Name: claire gangell
Date posted: November 28, 2010 - 01:43 am
Message: I had no idea how to grow leeks but wanted to have a go so thankyou for the advice.will log in again re other vegies i am growing.
Name: Buck Hulse
Date posted: July 31, 2010 - 05:41 pm
Message: Gardening beginner trying new stuff for 2010 season. I realized I didn't have a clue how to grow, let alone harvest a number of my choices. Looks like I lucked into a good resource for my lack of knowledge.