Top Questions About Leek Plants

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Questions About Leek Plants

Asked by
brenda.adams21 on
August 25, 2015
halifax

Q. my leeks have bolted

They are no good to use as the centre is like a piece of wood. How do I stop this?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 26, 2015
A.

Warm weather will cause the Leeks to bolt,this is out of your control.
Don't fertilize as this will cause them to grow faster.

Here is a link with more information.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/leeks/leeks-bolting.htm

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Asked by
Ailsa on
July 17, 2016
Coquitlam, BC, Canada

Q. Leeks

I have some leeks planted. Some of them now have what looks like grass heads. Are they going to seed? Thank you!

Answered by
Ailsa on
July 18, 2016
A.

Thank you @Downtoearthdigs! It appears the whole pack is grass seeds then ...!

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Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 18, 2016
A.

This appears to be a grass, it is not Leeks.
The seeds may have blown in or even carried by birds.
These articles have images and more information on Leeks.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/leeks/how-to-grow-leeks-and-tips-for-harvesting-leeks.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/leeks/leeks-bolting.htm

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Asked by
boo boo on
February 14, 2017
Temperate Zone, Sale Victoria Australia.

Q. leeks

I live in temperate zone (Gippsland Vic.) I planted my Leek seedlings last October. I’ve followed all the instructions on the tag that was on the punnet. It’s now Feb. and my Leeks still look like they’re spring onions. I don’t understand what’s going on; please help me.

Thank you, kind regards.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
February 18, 2017
A.

There can be a few reasons for your thin Leek crop.
This article will help you.

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

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Asked by
plshanahan2 on
September 13, 2017
46173

Q. Leeks that have gone to seed

I have the heads with seeds in them. Can I dry these heads for seeds to start my crop of Leeks next spring. How do I dry the seeds and store them until spring?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 13, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

I recommend drying the seeds on your counter on top of a paper towel. This method is tried and true with me. After they dry for a few days, then put them in a bag, or glass jar and save them in a cool dark place, such as a box, in your closet, or a drawer.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
December 2, 2017

Q. Leeks & green Onions

Is it ok to overwinter these two items, living in Colorado at 5k feet Sone 5 I believe. If not I will have to harvest TODAY:)

Thank You Kindly,

J. Milano

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
December 3, 2017
A.

Leeks can survive frost and can retain quality even if temperatures drop as low as 20 F. Below this they may lose quality. Onions are similar, see this article for more:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/onion/onion-frost-cold-protection.htm

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Asked by
Marg.black on
October 7, 2019
Answered by
BushDoctor on
October 9, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

All all purpose vegetable fertilizer can be fine, but I would recommend, instead, to till in some compost into the top layer of soil. This will take care of the nutrient content and prepare to plant with something else. This article will help you to know what else you can do to prepare your soil: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/improving-garden-soil.htm

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