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Post  dixie 8/16/2010, 10:52 am

Does anyone have experience with growing leeks? I planted seeds about 2 weeks ago & none of them sprouted. I surface-sowed them like onions (which I never have a problem with), had them on a porch so they wouldn't cook in the sun. We've had temps in upper 90s to 100 & wondered if that was the problem. Hope someone can help because I really want to grow some.
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Post  LaFee 8/16/2010, 5:01 pm

Dixie, I think it's too warm yet-- I'm in a zone 8, and leeks are a huge crop in my area--- but only in the fall/winter/spring.
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Post  camprn 8/16/2010, 5:17 pm

Everything I have read indicates that they prefer to not be broiling and are very long growing. I am going to try them in the spring but I shall seed them probably March. Good luck with your leeks.
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Post  Magic Garden 8/23/2010, 11:49 am

I planted mine from seed in March, they overwintered just fine and bloomed the following March, see pic. V E R Y slow grower....I am planting mine this week just to see what happens.
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Post  Magic Garden 8/23/2010, 11:50 am

No pic...see my gallery
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Post  dixie 8/23/2010, 2:24 pm

My first seeds evidently cooked. I planted some inside last week & they sprouted in 4 days. I'm going to baby them & keep them inside under lights until it cools down some & plant later in the Fall.
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Post  camprn 8/23/2010, 3:21 pm

dixie wrote: I planted some inside last week & they sprouted in 4 days. I'm going to baby them & keep them inside under lights until it cools down some & plant later in the Fall.
Jealous! Good luck with them! Very Happy
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