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You can regrow leek also

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It's easy, simple and rewarding to regrow leek from its basal parts.  A couple of experiments show the importance of the length of the basal part cut off for a swift regrowth.  It is recommended to start the regrowth with basal parts of at least 4" (10 cm).
diy_bloke16 days ago

sadly most leeks available here (Netherlands) have a white part that may only be 10 cm. Regrowing it might therefore be kinda defeating the purpose: sacrificing a leek to get a new one

Satrek1 year ago
Interresting experiment, I think we will try it this summer. Another idea would be to use the curled growth of the cut basal part as a "stylish" plant, then surprise your guests that it is actually leek.

Out of curiosity, cutting off the regrown leek at about 10cm will allow the plant to regrow anew, right? So leek could be "harvested" from the same plant about every month?

Also, did you use any kind of fertiliser?
wvan cotthem (author)  Satrek1 year ago
I did this experiment indoors and in our Belgian winter time. The regrown parts were not as firm as the one grown outdoors. My visiting friends are astonished indeed !

I intend to repeat the experiment in my garden to see if repetition of the regrowth is possible. I used only our local soil mixed with some compost.
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