Leeks rotting in the field

dethride(7a / 6b GA)March 26, 2007

Last year I planted "Tadorna" and "Sheriff" leeks in May after growing them in flats for 1.5 months. They did well in the amended soil and I fed them judicious amounts of fish emulsion. Many (perhaps a third) of the roots had split and rotted even though we have a drip irrigation on a timer. Is this normal? Should I have expected more leeks to be sound?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
coho(z8/9 N. Calif)

Never have seen this happen. Too much water? Might try a raised bed. I give mine lots of water. Never rot.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 12:56AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
dislike the new format, how about you?
YUCK, do not care for the new format. Had a ton of...
Grow Own Onion Sets?
Just wonder if it is a good idea to grow own onion...
How are your storage alliums doing?
How are people's garlic and onions standing up to storage...
If it looks like a leek, and smells like a leek...
I have what I feel like may be a stupid question. We...
MaryBeth Hostetler
why are my shallots soo small
I planted really nice sized shallots last fall. I would...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™