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Allotment Diary : Growing Vegetables How to Grow / Transplant Leeks.

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Published on May 19, 2011

Just a quick video showing how I go about the procedure of transplanting my leek plants into their final growing positions in the allotment.
Leek plants are about ready to transplant when they are about 12" tall and pencil thickness but as It's been raining for the last fortnight here mine have grown a bit bigger.
Then simply make planting holes anywhere from 6-9" deep with a big dibber about 2" wide.
Space the holes from 9" apart in the row and the rows 12" apart or more
The depth of the hole determines the length of white leek stem you'll get as this will be growing underground,out of the sunlight and this "Blanches" the stalk turning it white.
Then separate each leak plant and simply drop one plant into each hole.
Then carefully fill the hole with water to wash a little soil over the roots.
Don't be tempted to fill the hole with soil or you'll end up with soil between the leaves and end up with gritty leeks when it comes time to harvest them.
That's about it really.

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