Leek Elefant Seeds

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500 Seeds
Allium porrum
Item Code: 14506

Details

Details

A good over-winter variety with excellent flavour. The more soil that is drawn up around the plant, the longer the white shank will be. Good source of vitamin C, iron and folate.
Leeks can be sown direct in the garden or started indoors.

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Planting & Harvesting

Sow & Grow

Outdoors: sow thinly March-April, in a seed bed, 1.5cm (½") deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-cultivated, fertile soil, which has already been watered. Seedlings usually appear in 14-28 days. Water well until plants are established. Transplant, 15cm (6") apart, into 15cm (6") deep holes made with a dibber. Allow 30cm (1') between rows. Water seedlings, but do not fill holes with soil. Or sow indoors, January-February, 0.5cm (¼") deep, in a tray of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame or unheated greenhouse. Keep moist. Transplant 5cm (2") apart to other trays, when large enough to handle. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts) before planting out, May-July, into well-cultivated, fertile soil. Harvest: October-March.

Hint's & Tips

Blanched plants have a milder flavour and better shank. The more soil is drawn up around the plant, the longer the white shank will be.