How To Plant Leeks

I start sowing leeks from March onwards using large plant pots or a deep container, the seedlings are ready for planting when they’re about the width of a pencil. Leeks are planted differently to other vegetables, known as ‘dibbing in’ this method will help to produce well blanched stems. Push a dibber into the soil…

A Very Messy Leek Lesson

A third lockdown for England was announced by the Prime Minister on Monday which comes as no surprise given the infection/death rate statistics and concern over the new virus strain. Allotments are classed as a form of exercise which means plot holders are permitted to use them, the very nature of allotments means close proximity…

What’s Eating My Leeks?

Something is eating my leeks, sadly it’s not me. I noticed my leeks started to look poorly recently (they have a touch of leek rust but that’s pretty standard for my allotment site), they’re shrivelling before my eyes with damaged stems and dying leaves. I had a good look at them and poking around revealed…