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Sowing Leeks in Glasshouse (Cold)


 
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Nozebleed
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:57 pm    Post subject: Sowing Leeks in Glasshouse (Cold) Reply with quote

Can i sow leeks in 2" pots and place them in the glasshouse(cold) to germinate? or is it too cold?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Sowing Leeks in Glasshouse (Cold) Reply with quote

Nozebleed wrote:
Can i sow leeks in 2" pots and place them in the glasshouse(cold) to germinate? or is it too cold?


I have been thinking about doing this myself. I have an unheated/cold greenhouse and would love to get some stuff started off. They say you can sow onion seed now so my thinking would be Leek seed would be ok too ?? Somebody correct me if I am wrong - I am not sure either.

David
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sowed musselburgh leeks 10 days ago in a seed tray. They are germinating now, and have been in a fairly cold kitchen window (we only have the heating on for a few hours in the evening each day to save oil!). I'm going to prick them out into modules when they are a bit bigger, then put them in my unheated polytunnel. Go ahead and sow!
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Nozebleed
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mine have already germinated..about 1" tall now. like youself they are in the kitchen under the window. im going to transplant them to 4" pots in a week or so..but when thay can be moved to greenhouse until they're ready to plant in the ground..
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys I just sowed my leeks in three big pots today. They are each about a ft. deep. I am hoping to transfer them into the garden in may. That will be the only transplant I will do I hope!
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