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. They were 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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