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 Post subject: LEEKS!!!
PostPosted: Apr 19th, '11, 21:01 
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I thought you guys might enjoy a couple pics of my recent Leek harvest in a media bed. Roots were so thick I just picked up the whole mass and the media slid off the top. Crazy how thick the roots got!

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Beautiful clean white roots and healthy looking leeks you have there Ryan, well done :)
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Ok Ryan, it looks like you have a leek fixation. One whole bed devoted to leeks with not another plant in site :naughty: .

Those look awfully good, great job of growing :thumbright: .


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I love leeks but hasn't had any luck with them in my system. How from seed/seedling to get to that stage? Did you buy seedlings or plant seed directly in GB?

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Thx guys :)

Stuart- Thats about 3.5 months from seed (Directly sown into the bed). I thinned them out about a month and a half ago when they were the size of green onions.

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Yum. Nicely done.

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Yeah, good effort Ryan - look great !

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Hmmmm, excellent Ryan. Reminds me that about now I should be planting lots of leeks.. I've been eating leeks more than onions lately, so I should start growing lots.

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Just looked up gardenate its time to plant leeks now in vic and wa

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how long did it take to get them that size ryan?
i jut planted my first leek :D

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Been harvesting mine but dunno when I planted them. They grow great in AP

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DONT pick the leeks out of the bed just cut them off 1 inch above gravel and they will grow back.... you will see the centre starting to grow by later that day or early the next day..... I have cut some leeks 2-3 times so far
and even transplanted them after just shallots ..... never pull the whole lot out it will save you a heap of seedling growing time... happy growing... :)

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I will try that

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So i just found out not long ago the same with ya silverbeet & Chards... Kind of a no Brainer there hahaha, but jeez iv got a lot of silverbeet now cos i planted seed as if i was going to harvest the whole lot, When you pick 2/3 leaves off each one they grow with vengance....

Might plant some leeks tomorrow i think

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Chucked some american leek seeds in a few weeks ago, dont know if they have come up or not. Anyone know what they should look like as little sprouts?

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