Leeks

Is it ok to sow leeks now or am I too late?  I'm thinking of sowing and bringing on in a polytunnel......whats your advice?  I do already have some in the ground but wanted to have more as its one of our favourite veg.

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  • LeifUKLeifUK Posts: 573

    The books suggest it is too late, but if you have seeds you don't lose much sowing in modules. A problem will be ensuring the soil remains moist for germination as summer comes on.

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,151
    In previous years, I've sown them as late as now and plan to sow a second batch tomorrow in modules. It possibly depends where you live, I'm in the NW and picked the last of last years harvest a couple of weeks ago, they were a late sowing and were thinner than leeks sown earlier but went through the winter...:)

    If sown in modules, when big enough to plant out just split clusters and plant in a nursery bed. When thick as pencils, dig them up again and seperate them before trimming the roots and planted them deeper.
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