Leek Giant Winter Seeds
Info: Leek `Giant Winter` has a very good winter hardiness and can be harvested from the end of October right through to the middle of March. It is a high performing variety with thick medium length shafts with dark green erect foliage and an oustanding flavour. Harvest while young and tender early in the season, or leave them to bulk up as they`ll stand well in the ground for you to harvest as you need them.
Sowing & cultivation: Sow January to February under glass or March and April outdoors. Sow the seed thinly, 1.5cm deep in drills 30 cm apart in soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Water ground regularly, especially during dry periods. Transplant when plants are large enough to handle to 25 - 30 cm apart. During the growth, continue to earth up so that as much of the leek as possible stays white. When the leek has reached a diameter of 3 cm it is ready to harvest.
|Botanical name||Allium ampeloprasum|
|Sowing||January - April|
|Location||sunny to partial shade, deep and rich soil|
|Germination temperature||10 - 16°C|
|Germination||7 - 14 days|
|Harvesting||November - February|