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postal leeks

I have just received some leek plants through the  mail but am unable to get down to my allotment to plant them till Tuesday at the earliest. Can anyone advise how I keep them reasonably healthy till then as instructions are to plant them right away. Not sure whether I should stand them in water or sink in plant pots with damp soil and keep in a dark place? Any advice most welcome as I usually grow my own so have not come across this issue before. 


  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,607
    Put them in a pot of soil for now. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • frensclanfrensclan Posts: 119
    Many thanks Lyn Once it stops raining I will do just that; love your description of your location; likewise I am gardening up in the (Usually) wet and windy Welsh valleys. 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,607
    We have the benefit of living in a beautiful area, with the disadvantage of difficult gardening.  I wouldn’t live anywhere else though.  
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • tui34tui34 Béziers, Herault, FrancePosts: 2,180
    Just a comment - sometimes, when I see a special on leeks at Aldi or Lidl, I buy a couple of kilos and heel them in, in a shady spot.  They usually do for a while and are a good standby.
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

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