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KEEP vegetables well watered, especially if drought increases the risk of their running to seed.
This weekend a trio of my white-stemmed wonders will do battle at the Red Lion Leek Show and I have high hopes: leeks up here this year are running to seed alarmingly, so I reckon all that stands between me and allium glory is the formidable Leek Lady, Klondike's wife Ann, who currently reigns supreme.
No vegetable garden would be complete without onion sets - best planted later than earlier to avoid running to seed - and leeks ('Autumn Mammoth').