Feb 18, 2018

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As our season rolls on and the weather starts to improve, I can see good growth in my leeks.  But let me remind everyone that size can be detrimental at this time of the year as we are looking for good quality leeks in September, not as big as we can get now to look good in the greenhouse.

My JSN leeks are about the size of a pencil.  They are in 1 litre pots in a mix of 2/3 professional multi purpose and 1/3 John Innes number 2.  The roots are excellent and I may pot a few into 3 litre pots increasing the John Innes to 50% of my mix.  I have noticed some of the JSN leeks have started to lift in length and I will nick the buttons to keep them nice and short.

My Blanch leeks are in 1 litre pots, ready in a week or two to move into 3 litre pots.  They also are as thick as pencils and as I pot on, I will ad the first collars to increase their length.

I am just about finished posting leeks now, just a few requests for late Feb delivery.

Footnote: Please note I cannot post ANY pot sizes out so please don’t order any pots to be sent via post as they are collection only.

 

Look out for March Blog…

 

John Soulsby

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