Colcos, you could pot them up and grow on until the soil is warm enough to put them out.
Brenda, normally we plant ours in early May when the soil is warm here. In milder areas you can do it earlier.
Jennie, saldly no matter what you do, those leeks will go to seed now. Best would be to eat them before that happens.
I grew leeks for the first time last season, (which as I'm sure we all remember wasn't the best...). Anyway, I thought I'd failed as they aren't as big as the shop bought ones...but the flavour is fantastic! So pleased, definitely do them again.
Did I read somewhere that you just spike a hole in the ground, deep, and drop the leek plant in and leave it loose! perhaps I dreamt that. Any ever heard of that?
Yes, that's often advised and you fill the hole with water afyer popping the seedling in. I think it's meant to reduce the amount of soil that gets worked in between the layers of leaves. Must say I didn't do that (maybe that's why I got tiddly leeks...I squished 'em).
Yes, I thought I had seen it somewhere, this will be my first year of growing some veg, never thought it worth the money and effort when you can buy a huge bag of carrots for £1. etc. Although, runner beans are definitely worth it at 8 beans for a £1.
I did that as it was first time I had grown them, still have 3 left to pull out. Apparently the deep hole is to do with getting white stems