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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-ell View Post
    Now here's a thing.

    You've probably been growing perennial leeks for a while now, but you havent realised it. If you let your annual leeks stay in the ground they will form bulbs, die back and resprout next year. They will also produce smaller daughter leeks that will mature int larger leeks. Again either dig up a clump and eath the larger ones (replanting the rest with some space) or trim them around soil level.
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    Thanks everyone. Looks like I should be adding babington leeks and Welsh onions! At this rate I need a third plot

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    What happened next with the leeks VC?
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    They keep growing into a clump, each side bulb becoming another leek. I've been leaving them to flower too and there are lots of little ones coming up nearby. You can pick out the places where the leek flower fell over and shed its seeds.as there's a group of seedlings.
    I have cut a few of the leeks to eat but I either cut them low down the stem, to leave the roots in situ or replant the bases to regrow. Both ways work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitty12345 View Post
    Thanks everyone. Looks like I should be adding babington leeks and Welsh onions! At this rate I need a third plot
    My babingtons are in here along with a couple of other of leeks (hey why grow different varieties when I can grow different species)

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    Maybe this is a stupid question but can you tell me when to harvest these things?

    I have some babington leeks which are around 20cm tall.

    I have some perennial onions (bunching I think) which have sprouted green sprouts and some of them seem to have 3 or 4 separate sprouts from the same onion.

    A small row of Egyptian walking onions I thought had died have grown sprouts and now have things at the top that look like the flower heads of garlic scapes except a bit fatter and feel hard.

    (So far failed miserably to be row any “normal” onions)

    Do I harvest any of this yet? Or how do I know when to harvest them?

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    The Babington Leeks you can cut off at the soil.
    the Egyptian onions wait until the bulbils in the flower head have started to grow their own shoots then you can cut the flower head off and put in in a pot.

    The bunching onions you can do one of several things.
    Take individual leaves of each plant to use as green onions
    Cut the leaves off at the group d and let them grow back
    Pull up a little clump and harvest the larger ones as spring onions replanting the smaller ones to grow on and divide again.

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