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larrylb
meadville,pa
United States

February 4, 2010
10:29 PM

Post #7530226

I love leeks, they are my favorite for flavoring olive oil. Also,(in ApriI, in nw PA), I simply cut the roots off the end when cleaning for usage and then "plant" the little root-pieces back in the same area I just dug them from. Within 2 years (In April) they will have grown enough to harvest and I repeat this process over and over again and now have a hundred plants...
Dutchlady1
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 5, 2010
1:40 AM

Post #7530792

Oh how very clever, and it makes total sense!
larrylb
meadville,pa
United States

February 6, 2010
8:10 PM

Post #7535937

Hi, Dutchlady1, thank you for your kind reply. Have you ever tried to grow avocado trees from the big "seed" inside the fruit? Just put 3 tooth-picks about 1/2 way up the middle of the "seed" and place it (pointed end up) in a glass of water... In a short while (10--14 days) a "root" will appear from the bottom, eventually you can "pot" it. I have three that are 5 years old (in June). They are 6' tall and are in pots now that are 18" dia. and 2' tall. The trouble here is that I have to keep bringing them in the house over the winter. In FL you could plant them outside or at least keep them in pots outside all year. They are a lovely tree and grow really fast. I don't expect any fruit but one never knows and I don't have the heart to "pitch" them. Anyway I just thought I'd mention it in case you wanted to try something a little different... Larrylb
Dutchlady1
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 7, 2010
9:46 AM

Post #7537796

Thanks, and yes, I have done that. However, I don't have room for a big fruit tree in my yard and since my neighbors have one... well... ^_^

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