Thursday, 2 October 2008

growing perfect leeks

Increase your leek yield by 200% from the same ground!

Sounds too good to be true, I know...... but it's worth a try.

We have always had great success with leeks. Grow 'em on as seedlings and when they are nice and strong, dibber holes, drop individual baby leeks into the hole and water in. Never fails.

But, then along comes champion gardener Roger with a champion idea.

Place each leek inside a 50ml diameter piece of plastic tubing and extend the blanched length of the leek considerably. Roger certainly had some fantastic success with this let's give it a go.

We had started our leeks off normally, and then, when established and strong, placed tubing over the leaves and stems as pictured.

The prediction is that the length of the blanched stem will increase considerably. I've left one or two 'unpiped' in the bed to provide a comparison.

Watch this space!

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