Pulled them up too soon!

dugsa3dugsa3 Posts: 5
Hello! First time here and first time growing leeks and red onions. They’d started to flower so I pulled them up and they’re tiny. Can they still
be used or do I need to bin them? Thanks! 

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  • B3B3 Posts: 9,786
    All the supermarkets sell baby vegetables. I don't see why not.
    You could also try replanting some. They've got plenty of roots.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 7,852
    Use them like spring onions - great in stir-fries etc.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Womble54Womble54 WimbledonPosts: 276
    You can definitely eat them. But might be worth transplanting the leaks back into the soil in nice dibbed holes and leave them till autumn/winter.
  • dugsa3dugsa3 Posts: 5
    Thank you! 
  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 597
    eat the onions and plant the leeks back, but not any that have tried to flower, eat them too.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 54,535
    Skandi said:
    eat the onions and plant the leeks back, but not any that have tried to flower, eat them too.
    I agree ...  plant out the leeks as described here https://www.allotment-garden.org/vegetable/leeks-growing/

    in deep holes and don’t fill them in with soil, just water. 

    Eat the onions .. .they’ll be great in salads or stir fried. 
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