medinagardenerMay 14, 2014

I recently transplanted leeks after growing them from seed. The method I used was to poke six inch deep holes in the garden and drop in the seedling and puddle the roots. Last night we got 3 1/2 inches of rain which filled in the holes completely. The leeks still extend several inches above the soil. The soil is very loamy. In fact you don't even need a shovel in the garden. Will the leeks survive with the holes filled in?

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Mark(Oregon, Zone 8)

If the water drained and the holes filled with soil they'll be fine. I've never left the holes open myself. I just plant them deep, leaving a few inches of plant extending from the soil. That way you don't have to hill and you get nice long leek whites.


    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 12:50AM
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Thanks. The bed drains very well. I will give it a shot and hope. Its my first try with Leeks. Planted about two dozen Megatron.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 3:10PM
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