Leek Seeds

Growing suggestions for leek seeds
Seedbed method: Sow leek seeds 1cm deep in 10cm wide drills, around 2-300 seeds per metre. When the plants are pencil-thickness dig them up, trim the roots back to 3cm, and the stems to 2/3 of their original length. Dib holes 15-20cm deep and drop one leek into each hole. Leave the hole open to give the plants room to grow, except in dry spells when the holes should be filled to keep roots from drying out.

Leek growing calendar
Crop History
Leeks were common in Europe by the Middle Ages. It was domesticated in the Mediterranean basin and Phoenician traders are said to have introduced the leek when they were trading for tin in the British Isles. It is the National Symbol of Wales.

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  • Leek – Blue Green Winter Avano (Organic)

    £2.80

    Leek – Blue Green Winter Avano (Organic)

    This is a fantastic late winter leek that can stand a heavy frost and is harvested from December right through till March. The dark green leaves are both thicker and tougher than autumn varieties but still have an excellent flavour.
    Guest description from our friend Ed at Chagfood CSA!
    (Approximate seed count – 300)

    £2.80
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    Leek – Giant winter (Organic)

    £2.20

    Leek – Giant winter (Organic)

    A variety with thick heavy stems – harvested from January onwards. This is a leek of outstanding flavour which will sit through the bleakest of the winter weather, providing you with a delicious ingredient to add to your wholesome winter stews and soups. Eating large amounts of leeks is one of the things that makes the winter months bearable, we are always sad when they come to an end in spring.
    (Approximate seed count – 300)

    £2.20
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  • Leek – Hannibal (Organic)

    £2.80

    Leek – Hannibal (Organic)

    A dependable autumn variety that bulks up quickly throughout September and can be harvested up to December. An Organic favourite – Hannibal produces a long dense shaft and mid-green leaves; it has a mild flavour and plenty of heart.
    Guest description from our friend Ed at Chagfood CSA!

    (Approximate seed count – 300)

    £2.80
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    Leek – Hilari (Organic)

    £2.80

    Leek – Hilari (Organic)

    A really good late summer / autumn leek with dark-ish leaves and long stems. Although there is plenty of other veg around towards the end of the summer we think is always nice to grow some early leeks to add to the mix. Its great to have some leeks to catch the end of the BBQ season! We cut them into thirds, cover them in butter and herbs, wrap them in foil and then chuck them on the BBQ or in the fire for 10mins.
    (Approximate seed count – 300)

    £2.80
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  • Musselburgh Leek

    Leek – Musselburgh (Organic)

    £2.80

    Leek – Musselburgh (Organic)

    One of the hardiest winter leeks, notable for its very thick shanks. Harvested from December to April. Musselburgh is a Scottish heritage variety of leek named after a coastal town near Edinburgh. We love its extremely chunky shanks which can be harvested right through the winter until early spring. Musselburgh is commonly grown for competitions and is said to be descended from a huge French variety called ‘Gros-Court’ which grew to 30cm diameter. We think that might be an exaggeration but who knows?!

    (Approximate seed count – 300)

    £2.80
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