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08 Feb 19 Charlotte (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I have grown leeks but found that they often have a hard inedible inner stalk when harvested. What have I done wrong?
11 Feb 19 Oliver (Australia - temperate climate)
Have you let them flower? My experience is once they send up that flower stalk.. that is the woody centre stalk. You need to harvest before this happens. Otherwise you just have to slice along the leek and pull this stalk out and use the softer outside bits in a stew or tart. Leek and fetta tarts are awesome:)
10 Feb 19 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Could be dryness. Try and have a consistent soil moisture. Check plant and harvest times.

I have grown leeks but found that they often have a hard inedible inner stalk when harvested. What have I done wrong?

- Charlotte

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