Given that I am told our President, Hugh Merret, normally sows his leeks in mid-February, I thought I had better get some sown. Having run my cultivator over the surface of the onion bed near the fence in line with my new 'no-dig' policy, I sowed a packet of Musselburgh in the first row next to the fence. I then sowed some 'Joliant' early leeks next to them, though there were not enough seeds in the packet to fill the whole row.
Once home I had time to prepare some buckets for growing extra early potatoes in the greenhouse. I cut out three panels round a cheap plastic bucket from Wickes using a hole saw and a sheet cutter.
The first one I manufactured a week or so ago, as a test, already has a shoot emerging from the compost.