Propagating leek plants indoors due to wet spring

The propagation of leek plants for the coming season has been quite difficult. The cold and wet weather conditions in March, April, and early May have delayed sowing and/or reduced germination and emergence. Quite a few growers have switched to a greenhouse for propagation, and this is not the most ideal scenario either, according to the Vegetable Production Experimentation Centre.

Plants moving from inside to outside have a hard time adapting to the changed climate. In a greenhouse, it is usually more humid, and there is no wind, so there is less desiccation. Especially in poor weather during transplanting, plants from under plastic or glass can struggle.

Source: PCG

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