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By Marys

United Kingdom Gb

One of my leeks has developed small nodules on the underside of a couple of its leaves. It's difficult to tell if there is any lesion on the upper side of the leaf but when I cut it open there was no sign of any grub or creature in it. Any idea of what might have caused this? I get some leek moth but this plant had none of the usual signs of leek moth attack.

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The leek looks fine to me. Enjoy it with potato in soup, and ignore the lump. We all have 'em, to a greater or lesser degree. That leek looks so healthy, it can't have affected its growth or development. Worthy

7 Feb, 2011


They look like "cucullations", a sort of a wrinkle that shows up sometimes as the leaf develops in the center bud. Usually harmless, but large numbers may be a symptom of mites.

9 Feb, 2011


Thanks for your replies. Yes, it certainly didn't put me off eating it.

16 Feb, 2011

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