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Growing Leeks

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15 May 09 Barb (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Something I recently found out about leeks - maybe everyone else already knows this: Instead of harvesting by pulling up the entire plant, you can just cut it off close to the ground (I use strong kitchen scissors) and the leek plant just keeps growing. It ready for its next harvest sooner than waiting for another plant to grow from seed :-)
30 Sep 10 Heather Pearson (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Sounds interesting - will try it. Tried a french lady's tip (from this site) of lifting when 25cms or so, removing third of roots and tops and replanting. Worked a treat and leeks grew so long and fat.
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