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Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by Fat Controller, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. Fat Controller

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    On a whim, I bought some leek seedlings the other day (well, they were only £2, and I have an addiction.... :biggrin:); each cell in the poly box has quite a few seedlings in it, so I presume I am going to have to separate them?

    Do I plant them on into pots as an interim (if I have enough pots) or do I plant them straight into their final positions now to save further disturbance later? I must admit, the latter appeals as it would be easier for watering etc too.
     
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    Unless very small I would plant into their final position now and save disturbing them later.
     
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    Thanks @NigelJ

    They are not big, but they are not exactly weaklings either:

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    They look a bit small for separating and planting out individually.

    I plant clumps like those in the cells in approx 2"/50mm dia dibbed holes x 3 or 4" deep and let them grow on to form clumps of mini size leeks like the expensive ones in shops, pulled up as a whole bunch.
     
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