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    Default Eeek. My leeks look like onions!

    Hi all! I know they've been in their seed tray too long - but just dug some out to move them into bigger quarters or onto the plot, and they have formed small onion bulbs - not like leeks at all. Leaves are flat so I know they WERE leeks at some point. Is it worth me planting them out? Advice please!

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    Quite a few do that, the tops catch up later on......you might get a little bulbing at the bottom but you'll still get the leekiness on the stems.

    Bung em in!!!


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    Don't panic me........... My leeks are running riot in their polystyrene fish box and I still haven't got anywhere to bung them until my dwarf beans stop producing...
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    Leeks usually do this when they have become potbound......................time to get them planted out methinks where they'll romp away leaps and bounds and loose their bulbishness!
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    Hayley - what's in the place that your tatties have come out of?????


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    Carrots & chinese radish with aims to do the same with the other bags including a big winter purple radish.....

    I want the leeks close to home cause I use them a lot in winter, I've got about 80 odd to go in but the dwarf yellows have lasted longer than I gave them credit for
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    bless them, as you only cut the beans off at ground height, can you not put some in under the foliage, and around the beans so that a few can get a head start?


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    That's pretty much what I've decided to do, guess what I'm doing Saturday afternoon
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