Sunday, 5 June 2011

Planting the leeks..

Since I first planted a tray of leek seedlings in late March I have been tending them with loving care. At one point they looked anything but thriving. However, after transplanting individually a few weeks ago they perked up and today we planted them out into the potager. This was primarily because last night it rained, the first for weeks, and this made the soil suitable for planting.

Leeks are planted by dibbing a hole and then dropping a bare rooted seedling into each hole.

Once each seedling is in place each hole is filled with water and that is the planting complete.

We planted 138 leeks with Elizabeth dibbing, me planting and my mother supervising.... Lets hope they grow!!!

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