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planting store bought leeks?

Posted by redterror z9 CA (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 2, 08 at 11:51

Can I cut off the rooted end of a store bought leek, plant it is soil and get a new plant? If so, how deep do I plant the root section? Can I divide the root section thereby getting more than one leek? I'm assuming I can start them inside and once they sprout I can transplant them and then blanch them to produce long white stems. Is this correct?
What time of year can I plant them in the Sacramento Valley?

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RE: planting store bought leeks?

I tried this last growing season. The leeks went in at what I hoped was the proper root level and kept their tops. Despite our horrible drought they managed to keep foliage for several months. For a while the leeks even seemed to thrive. Unfortunetely they may have died by summers end so I'll try again this spring with ones I grew from seed last year (5 survivors from 1 packet, my methods need work). Give it a try red, I wish you greater success than mine.

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