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ecogeorge
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« on: December 27, 2019, 07:05:07 PM »

Now is the time to plant onion seed indoors . Something to do if you're missing the allotment
I usually sow seed and plant sets.
Garlic can going in a well-drained soil and broad beans can be started in a green house.
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2019, 07:33:45 PM »

Bit late. My onion seeds went in at the end of October. I traditionally set leeks on New Years day.
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2019, 08:06:28 PM »

Oooooo hadn't thought of leeks - on it tomorrow.
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2020, 06:09:53 PM »

Our leeks go in the normal seed-bed with the cabbages etc. in April or even later, depending on  the "spring" weather.  Even so, I'm a bit afraid that the leeks I transplanted earlier this summer are going to bolt.  Next year I shall dib them in on a wider spacing (in case that is the cause) and maybe leave it a bit later to put them in their final places.
We don't need very early leeks for eating as in the autumn there are cabbages, onions for onion-flavour and the tail end of the runner beans for "greens."
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2020, 10:13:39 PM »

Our leeks go in the normal seed-bed with the cabbages etc. in April or even later, depending on  the "spring" weather.  Even so, I'm a bit afraid that the leeks I transplanted earlier this summer are going to bolt.  Next year I shall dib them in on a wider spacing (in case that is the cause) and maybe leave it a bit later to put them in their final places.
We don't need very early leeks for eating as in the autumn there are cabbages, onions for onion-flavour and the tail end of the runner beans for "greens."
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Dont plant leeks on New Years to get early leeks. The whole idea is decent sized leeks from Feb to April the following year without them bolting. This is achieved by root reduction and deep planting when transplanted in April.
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2020, 10:19:33 PM »

I don't want early leeks, I want them from Oct/Nov through to Feb or later.  We sowed 4 varieties this year to try to get a crop over a long period: Lyon, De Carentan, Musselburgh and Prizetaker - which was a mistake.  it seems it might be the same as Lyon!
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2020, 08:10:15 PM »

I don't want early leeks, I want them from Oct/Nov through to Feb or later.  We sowed 4 varieties this year to try to get a crop over a long period: Lyon, De Carentan, Musselburgh and Prizetaker - which was a mistake.  it seems it might be the same as Lyon!

Think you have misread my post. That is when my leeks are ready.
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