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woodypecks

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Can I transplant Leeks ?
« on: October 26, 2018, 06:46:41 »
I think I may have planted my leeks too close together....do they mind being dug up and rearranged ?     :coffee2:
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Can I transplant Leeks ?
« on: October 26, 2018, 06:46:41 »

ACE

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Re: Can I transplant Leeks ?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2018, 07:08:27 »
Mine are always packed in tight, but I grow for eating not showing, let them grow a bit then thin them gradually  using the tender small ones for cooking. I expect in warm weather you might get away with replanting, but the cold will hit them hard. I moved some one year they put on side shoots and went to seed pretty quickly.

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Re: Can I transplant Leeks ?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2018, 08:42:39 »
I agree with Ace - thin them out by using some of them. Baby leeks are very fashionable, you know! Leeks will transplant well when smaller, just make a hole with a dibber and water them in in the same way as when planted them out, but I'm finding that the spares I'm putting in now aren't happy.

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Re: Can I transplant Leeks ?
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2018, 08:44:56 »
Thanks Ace and Paulh   , Do you think 5 or 6" apart would be far enough ?  I,m not growing for showing either . Yes Ace I think  I will leave them as they are now the cold weather has arrived ( and it is pouring down with hail as I am typing this !..we were on the beach in t-shirts just two days ago ..what a drastic change !  brrrr )..and thin them as I use them . Thanks  :coffee2:
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Re: Can I transplant Leeks ?
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2018, 15:02:05 »
Thanks Ace and Paulh   , Do you think 5 or 6" apart would be far enough ? 
Should be alright, perhaps a few chicken pellets to make the soil richer for them

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Re: Can I transplant Leeks ?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2018, 21:58:14 »
Good idea  the bit of extra chicken pellets..thanks Ace !   :coffee2: Debbie  :wave:
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Re: Can I transplant Leeks ?
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2018, 08:35:53 »
We have suddenly been hit with allium leaf miner - I think most of mine will be a wash out this year as some are already rotting in the ground.

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Re: Can I transplant Leeks ?
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2018, 09:51:53 »
Cut them off as close to the ground as you dare until you see no trails, they will spring up again with no leaf miners. I done it one year and saved the crop. I was told by somebody to do it, I was sceptical but as there was nothing to lose I tried it. That was in the warmer months though.

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Re: Can I transplant Leeks ?
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2018, 16:58:42 »
Cheers - might try half to see what happens.

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Re: Can I transplant Leeks ?
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2018, 08:33:13 »
It's also reaching the point where the larvae pupate and so do no more damage. Again, if the leeks aren't so damaged that they rot, they will grow on.

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Re: Can I transplant Leeks ?
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2018, 16:43:36 »
On the subject of Allium Life Miners - I have not grown leeks or onions on my plot for at lest two years and neighbouring plots do not seem to have any problems with these:

1. How long do they stay in the soil or around the plots?

2. Do they stay in a small area of the allotment or move around?

3. How long a wait do I need before I start growing again?

4. Would it be alright to grow these cropos in a greenhouse or can they get in?

5. Do they affect onions or was this something else that affected the onions ?


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Re: Can I transplant Leeks ?
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2018, 20:01:21 »
We have had Allium Leaf Miner for the last 3/4 years on our site in Nottinghamshire. Some of the plot holders ignored the threat and by luck some of their onion crops recovered but they did not store for any length of time. Since I grow a lot of onions and garlic I purchased additional netting and covered both as a result I have had no losses whatsoever. However this year we have had leak moth as well as Allium Leaf Miner and I did not cover my leeks until late August as a result myself and most of the other plot holders have lost all this years crop of leeks. Next year I will cover as soon as I plant. Remember that Allium Leaf Miner comes twice as I honestly believe that once you have it you will get it every year. With brassicas and alliums I will have 5/6 nets out all season. My garlic all 200 of them are overwintering under nets. A plus point is that the crops under netting seem to grow better as the temperature is higher than outside and they are sheltered from the elements. A downside is the initial cost.