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Allotment Diary : Growing Vegetables How to Grow / Transplant Leeks.

Just a quick video showing how I go about the procedure of transplanting my leek plants into their final growing positions in the allotment. Leek plants are about ready to transplant when they are about 12″ tall and pencil thickness but as It’s been raining for the last fortnight here mine have grown a bit bigger. Then simply make planting holes anywhere from 6-9″ deep with a big dibber about 2″ wide. Space the holes from 9″ apart in the row and the rows 12″ apart or more The depth of the hole determines the length of white leek stem you’ll get as this will be growing underground,out of the sunlight and this “Blanches” the stalk turning it white. Then separate each leak plant and simply drop one plant into each hole. Then carefully fill the hole with water to wash a little soil over the roots. Don’t be tempted to fill the hole with soil or you’ll end up with soil between the leaves and end up with gritty leeks when it comes time to harvest them. That’s about it really.

How to grow potatoes in bags

If you haven’t got a garden or allotment you can grow potatoes in bags on patios and balconies instead. In this video I experiment to see how easy to use potato bags are.

What’s growing in Spain – Claire’s Allotment part 116

Here’s another little update from Spain – a quick round-up of what’s managed to grow in the last year.


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