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Allium leaf minor

Postby tracie » Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:21 pm

This year Allium leaf minor has devastated the majority of onions on our Allotment site in Derbyshire.

One day the onions were looking good, two days later they have all been devastated. Whether the wet weather has had an influence I do not know. I think I will have to dig them all up and put in the green bin.

It is too early to say if the leeks will be OK but I am not feeling very optimistic .
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Re: Allium leaf minor

Postby retropants » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:30 pm

Oh gosh! I was just wondering what has been destroying my beautiful onion crop. Thye look awful, the leaves started going all curly, then just disappearing. Is this what has happened?
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Re: Allium leaf minor

Postby AdeTheSpade » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:31 pm

We've had Allium leaf miner for a few years now - but the good news is that hopefully your leeks and possibly garlic will be OK. I've not grown onions now for probably 3 years, but I'm still growing leeks and garlic, and they seem unaffected. :D
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Re: Allium leaf minor

Postby Chantal » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:13 pm

Most of my leeks had had this for the past two years, so don't hold your breath :(
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Re: Allium leaf minor

Postby retropants » Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:48 pm

my garlic is a complete disaster this year. first time in 21 years that I'll have to buy garlic. I think it was the weather. the ones that aren't mouldy are teeny tiny and not worth bothering with. the elephant garlic looks good above ground, who know what's going on beneath.
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