Hor­ti­cul­tural aide mem­oire Plant out leeks

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden - SCD

All good gar­den­ers plan ahead. The leek, queen of win­ter crops, needs our at­ten­tion now if suc­cess is to be as­sured in the dark days. Pre­pare a strip of good ground by fork­ing through it and lev­el­ling it. Pull up a hand­ful of leek seedlings, which should now be pen­cil-thick. Top and tail them with an old knife by short­en­ing the leaves by a third and trim­ming the roots to a neat tuft. Set a tight line and make holes with a dib­ber at 6in in­ter­vals. Into each hole, drop a leek seedling. Fill each hole with wa­ter and leave it.

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