Sprouting the Mammoth Leek Seeds

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender January 3, 2013 Posted Tags: , , Comment 1 Comment

The silly leek competition has began on the first of January and after just 24 hours the seeds are on their way. I put the Mammoth leek seeds between wet kitchen tissue paper and place them in a small plastic container, and put that about 5 inches above the radiator.

I don’t have any fancy heated propagator and lights so this is the method I use often to germinate chillies and tomatoes quickly too. Except that I don’t sprout them on paper but plant them straight into the compost, but they all go on the top of the radiator.

I used tweezers to pick the largest seeds out (the fact that the sprouts are visible allowed me to do a selection at this early stage) and planted them into a mix of ordinary potting on and seed sowing compost, into small cells. Only one sprouting seed per cell as I am pretty sure they will go just fine and I don’t want to end up with lots of giant leek seedlings as I need the space indoors for peppers and tomatoes later.

If you want to see more info and pictures on growing giant leeks or giant onions check out he forum threads, few really keen gardeners (Fred especially) post regular updates and pictures of fancy lights and growing methods.

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