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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.
The following articles should answer your questions: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/leeks/how-to-grow-leeks-and-tips-for-harvesting-leeks.htm
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
These articles should be of some help to you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/cilantro/growing-coriander-seeds.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/leeks/how-to-grow-leeks-and-tips-for-harvesting-leeks.htm
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!
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