feeding leeks later in the year?

nikki 7nikki 7 Posts: 74

Hello everyone 

Last year I had a miserable outcome from my leeks, which were small & spindly - despite digging in plenty of well rotted manure in the soil previous to planting them.  To ensure I get a better crop this year my question is, do I need to feed them again, later in the year?  And if so, with what kind of feed.  Many thanks for your replies


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  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    I don't feed them but do cut some of the top green growth off and cook with it. My way, not saying it's the done thing. image

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    KEF, what a good ideaimage

    I tend to put organic chicken manure pellets all over my veg bed and that seems to cope with most thingsimage Am still eating fab leeks from last year.

  • nikki 7nikki 7 Posts: 74

    Many thanks for the replies folks.  Maybe it was just a bad year for leeks?  But as they do have a very long growing season, I may well add a bit of chicken manure pellets late on - if they aren't doing too well.  Thanks again.   Nicki 7

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