WORLD’S LARGEST LEEK GROWER uses REMIN volcanic rock dust …

18 Jan WORLD’S LARGEST LEEK GROWER uses REMIN volcanic rock dust …

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Paul R with world's largest leek with labelI have grown LEEKS all my life and in 2015 I won the award for growing the World’s Largest Leek at the Malvern Show. My winning LEEK weighed in at 23lb 6oz / 10.6kg.

For my win my main soil improvers were calcified seaweed and REMIN volcanic rock dust. I used 10 ounces per square yard / 250g per square metre – of REMIN. I forked it into the top 3 inches of my trenches in March which is 6 weeks before I transplant the young LEEKS into the trenches.
I planted 7 rows of LEEKS but only had enough REMIN volcanic rock dust for 6 rows. It became clear during the rest of the year that the LEEKS with the REMIN were bigger, healthier and greener than the row without.
Back in the age of the dinosaurs everything was bigger so something must have made the difference. Maybe it was healthier soil that was richer in minerals and trace elements. Either way, I am giving REMIN volcanic rock dust a go again this year!

Paul Rochester
County Durham

Committee Member of NATIONAL POT LEEK SOCIETY

Now in Guinness Book of Records for growing the World’s Largest Leek

 

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