Growing Leeks

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19 Mar 22 Dionne (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
We grown American Flag with great success. We mostly direct seed and sometimes transplant. We always broadfork a bed before planting and add a little ag lime (especially pre-seeding with alliums). We don't let them get gigantic like you see in the shop. You can, but that requires transplanting into a small trench and then hilling up to blanche. We find the bunches of baby leeks just as popular as the large ones. Leeks with asparagus are so wonderful on pizza with a good French sorrel and parsley pesto base! Leeks can handle more water than you realise.
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