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Anonymous on
October 5, 2011

Q. Best Soil

What are best soil conditions for onions and leeks?

Answered by
Nikki on
October 5, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

They prefer to be planted in loose, fertile (organic or compost enriched), well-draining soil.

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Asked by
weimdog1 on
November 10, 2012

Q. leeks

We planted leeks this spring and they aren’t large enough to harvest. They have not produced seeds. Can the plants be left in the ground and will they grow to maturity next season? Thank you.

Asked by
leeks on
September 25, 2013

Q. Why Have My Leeks Gone Soft and Wet

All my leeks have gone soft so when you touch them they disintegrate – all ruined.

Answered by
Anonymous on
September 28, 2013
A.

Are the roots still intact? If not, there is obviously a problem. Something is probably eating the roots, or there could be a pathogen in the soil. This article might help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/leeks/how-to-harvest-leeks.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 31, 2014

Q. Homegrown Herbs and Leeks

Could you please guide me on how to grow coriander herbs and leeks at home?

Asked by
Marnner on
April 9, 2015
Northern CA INLAND

Q. Something growing in garden pot that I forgot I planted

Something is growing in my garden pot that I forgot I had planted. Now I’m not sure whether it’s edible. It smells like a scallion and has long shoots with clusters of 8 or so white flowers growing from the plants. How can I be sure that it’s edible?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 9, 2015
A.

I believe this to be leeks. The flat leaf would be the identifier.
Does that refresh you memory of what you may have planted?

Here is a few articles about Leeks--personally one of my favorites!

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/leeks/reasons-why-leeks-too-thin.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/leeks/leeks-bolting.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 22, 2015

Q. Worm

Can you tell me what worm likes to eat leeks? The one I have is black with a reddish brown head.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 23, 2015
A.

While it's difficult to say for certain, as many worms could be the culprit, I am leaning towards the black cutworm. You can try treating the soil with Bt, neem oil or even beneficial nematodes.

Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/get-rid-cutworms.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/using-bacillus-thuringiensis.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/nematodes-as-pest-control.htm

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