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Leeks rotting in the field

Posted by dethride 7a / 6b GA (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 26, 07 at 9:40

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?

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RE: Leeks rotting in the field

  • Posted by coho z8/9 N. Calif (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 16, 07 at 0:56

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

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