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This is my first post. I divided my perennial multiplier leeks. I am really liking this plant. I got it 2 months ago and it was 5 small plants, now it is 28 plants!
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That's quite a nice increase in numbers but would get in the way of single plants sizing up as useful leeks?  Perhaps that is seasonal?  

Following your experience with interest!
 
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Nice!   Thanks for sharing - I'd never heard of multiplier leeks so they're now on my shopping list :)
 
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Are these the same as Multiplier Onion?  I have Perennial Leeks aka Elephant Garlic, but they look different than your leeks - wider and bluer leaves.

 
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What an excellent first post!
Welcome to Permies, you might fit in well here!

 
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They are different than multiplier onions and elephant garlic. It is a bit hard to find info on them and if there are different varieties.  

https://living-mudflower.blogspot.com/2013/09/comparing-perennial-leeks-with-regular.html

I like perennial alliums, I have I'itoi onions, walking/egyptian onions, welsh onions, chives, elephant garlic, shallots. I want to pick up potato onions.

They will make good sized leeks if given room. You can plant starts and let them mature, then pull up the large ones and take off the small ones and replant. they taste great and are easy to propagate.

I got them from Planting Justice in Oakland, CA.
 
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Thanks!  
 
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This is what it looked like when I first picked it up. Not bad for 2 months in a pot. I wonder if it helped it multiply.
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