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ian
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:27 am    Post subject: looking for leeks Reply with quote

Hi all, in the absence of a greenhouse and propagation mat I am looking for plant starts particularly leeks, have tried a few of the local garden centres in tallaght but no joy so far, does anyone know where I might pick some up.
Regards Ian.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ian

it's still only early April, and although the weather is only now beginning to show signs of anything resembling a Spring condition, you shouldn't need a greenhouse or propagation paraphernalia to start leek seed at this time. But get the seed to bed soon.
And generally, to purchase leek plugs you'll probably have to wait at least another 6 weeks or so before most garden centres will even have them for sale, as they generally only sell them for bedding up from early summer onwards as they are considered by most a late autumn and winter crop
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just back from Johnstown and they have sold all that came in and the chap I spoke to said he wasnt sure if more would come in. So I bought a pack and sowed some in a pot under glass, Saw what came in and they were very small, reckon I can catch up in a few weeks.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly as I did 3 weeks ago Greenage, when it was still very very cold, and I simply filled a seed tray and covered with light polythene.
The seed is up, and starting to lift their chins already.
A variety called Oarsman, thought I give them a try...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice I'll get them in this weekend so.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bnq in tallaght have them in strips
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks I'll go in and ask this time did'nt see them there last week, called johnstown nurseries and they say they have them 10 for 3.99 not even pencil thick. Seeds are in but would'nt mind a few dozen starters.
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