Dibbing In.

After watering the soil will fall loosely back into the hole.

Photo by JH

Dibbing In

“DIBBING IN” LEEKS

Leeks are planted out in deep, narrow holes made using a tool called a ‘dibber’.  Burying them in the ground in this way protects the seedlings from the light and produces long, white blanched stems.

1.      Drop one leek seedling into each dibber hole with the roots sitting on the bottom of the hole and the heart tip at soil level, then water in well.

2.     There is no need to backfill-after watering the soil will fall loosely back into the hole, creating a space that the swelling leek stem will grow to fill.