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Old Thursday 12th September 2013, 18:15
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Leek "bulbs" from bolted leeks. Any good?

Hi All - first post here.

I'm into growing veggies and herbs.
Each year I grow leeks (usually Musselburgh) and leave a few to bolt and grow a seed head. This year, I got a lot of them bolting very quickly. When uprooted, each stem had one or two small whitish-green bulbs attached to the main stem under ground level, which came off easily. Some of them were left in the soil, and a month ago all sprouted after the rain, and are all turning into what look like proper leeks- one is already about 12" high with a 3/4" thick stem. At the rate they're growing - (*much* faster than from seed), it looks like I'll be getting a second crop in a month or so onwards.
Is this normal?
It does seem a bit too good to be true. . . .

cheers,
Dave
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Old Thursday 12th September 2013, 21:05
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Hi Dave, welcome to the forum. Must admit I have not heard of this before, be good if you can keep us informed of how things work out.

Dave
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Old Friday 13th September 2013, 11:23
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Welcome to Gardener's Forum from Admin and the Moderators, Dave.

It sounds as though you have struck lucky! Let us know how your second crop comes along.
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