Leeks

Unfortunately my leek crop has started to distort and when you open them up they have a small brown worm in them and brown marks all through the leek  What is attacking the leek and is there anything I can do about it.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,499

    It's possibly leek moth larvae.  Most sites say the caterpillars are green but Alys Fowler says creamy with brown head and legs.  Another possibility is Allium leaf miner.

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  • SingySingy Posts: 206

    I had leak moth in my leeks and onions earlier in the year, i decided to harvest early while they were still only affecting the top growth.  The caterpillars where off white with brown head as Bob has mentioned.

  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,831

    The cocoons of the Leek moth are brown.

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