A long thin leek of the best quality light green leaves. Fine autumn variety that is popular in Europe, descending from Bulgaria. Long growing period, of up to 6-9 months, they store well in ground during the cooler months.
When to Plant
Zone 1: September - March
Zone 2: August - April
Zone 3: January - March
Zone 4: February - March
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Soil Leek can handle most soil types, but it should be free draining. Don’t over-fertilize the soil prior to planting leeks as this will make them more susceptible to frost damage. Mixing in compost will suffice.
Soil pH Level 6.5-7.5
Position Shade tolerant, so a good crop to take up that less than ideal spot in the patch.
How to Plant Propagate in seed trays and transplant a month after germination or sow directly to veggie patch when the temperature is above 7 degrees as they can become stunted by frost.
Spacing 10-15 cm
Companion Plants Carrots
Approximate no. of seeds 80-90
Note: We source all of our seeds locally and in small batches to ensure they remain at their maximum viability for germination