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Don't you just love leeks? We do. I sowed mine on the 11th February in a propagator and they are already about 3 or 4 inches tall. If you haven't got yours started yet, now is a good time to do so.
This year I have sown a tray of Musselburgh and a tray of show leeks, Snowdon. Musselburgh are a reliable leek of a medium size but our favourite is Snowdon, which grow to about 4 cm in diameter. You can buy them online from Kings or Plants of Distinction. Anyway, in about a week's time they will be ready for transplanting. I usually transplant them into 9" diameter, deep pots and put about 15 leeks in each pot. You can then leave them until the end of May when they should be about the width of a pencil. It will then be time to plant them so watch this space for some good tips on how to do that.
What a funny week for weather! It went from spring sunshine to winter snow and back again in three days. Check out the gallery for some pictures which have been taken on the allotment over the last couple of days.