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Leek Rust

Leeks on my allotment have got rust. RHS website says do nothing, other sites say to use dithane 945. What do you recommend? Loosehead, Dublin, Co Dublin Posted: 05/09/2011


Leeks often get rust, especially as the weather has been largely dry and in dry raised beds.

If they get it early, the rust can destroy them. Spraying is not very successful.

Later on, it mainly affects the older leaves and these can be stripped away when the leeks are pulled.

The late-develping leaves are usually okay in the cooler autumn weather.



I AM TOLD TO CUT 2 INS OF LEEKS WHEN THEY ARE GROWING,WHAT DO U THINK macstone, cappoquin, Co Waterford Posted: 10/09/2010


Sometimes the leaves are shortened back at planting butthat shoul have taken place in early summer, and there is no compelling reason to do so in any case.


When should I plant leeks

I have read your advice about where to plant leeks but at what time of the year should I do so. Also is it possible to get starter leeks or would I be better to plant seeds. I don't have a greenhouse but do have a shed that is very light. rushemp1, Termonfeckin, Co Louth Posted: 18/07/2009


Leek seeds are sown in March to May and transplanted when pencil length.


More on leeks:  http://www.garden.ie/howtogrow.aspx?id=1028




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