Friday, 20 July 2012

Shaving your leeks

To grow your own leek bulbils

Let your leek set seed

When the pointy cap falls off and the leek flower is out, take a pair of secateurs and give it a haircut

Steps shown in picture form

What happens is that the leek will throw out little bulbils which you can use the same way that we use onion sets for leeks next spring

Hat nearly off 

Hat off and flowers set free

Start shaving those flowers off 

Scalped. The bulbils will grow from the bottom of the flower stems and the remaining stems will die back. Pics of the bulbils to follow...

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