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Old 18-04-2003, 07:20 PM
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Some of the leek seedlings are about an inch high.

What do i do with them?

Should I leave them longer or try to transplant them now?

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Old 18-04-2003, 08:56 PM
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Alan Holmes see sig for reply address wrote:

Some of the leek seedlings are about an inch high.

What do i do with them?

Should I leave them longer or try to transplant them now?


Leave them a bit - they don't mind mild crowding.


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Nick Maclaren.
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Old 18-04-2003, 08:56 PM
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They need to thicken out and grow more than that before you plant them out.
They should be outdoors now or in a cooler area indoors. Are they growing
well as a weak liquid feed may help in case the compost is out of umph! Thin
pencil thickness about 6 inches high is how I transplant them, anything
smaller never seems to catch up, at least that's how it seems

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Old 18-04-2003, 09:08 PM
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Some of the leek seedlings are about an inch high.

The longer a seedling is when transplanted finally, the deeper one is able
to plant it and the longer is the white part when lifted. I've always
waited until they're about 6-7 inches long before using an old shovel handle
as a dibber and "dibbing" a 6 inch hole in which the seedling is placed and
lightly watered in. Mind you, the seeds are very thinly sown to start with.

Geoff




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Old 18-04-2003, 09:20 PM
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Some of the leek seedlings are about an inch high.


What do i do with them?


Should I leave them longer or try to transplant them now?


Leave them longer. The usual advice is to leave them until they are
about pencil thickness. You might need to thin them at this stage if
they are very crowded, so that they can develop properly.

Janet G




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Some of the leek seedlings are about an inch high.

What do i do with them?

Should I leave them longer or try to transplant them now?


Thanks for the suggestions.

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