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

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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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  • Leek – Giant winter (Organic)

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    Leek – Giant winter (Organic)

    A variety with thick heavy stems – harvested from January onwards. This is a leek of outstanding flavour which will sit even through the bleakest of 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 and we are always sad when they come to an end in spring.
    (Approximate seed count – 300)

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    Leek – Bandit (Organic)

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    Leek – Bandit (Organic)

    The latest leek! A tasty, winter-hardy, bluey-green variety, most suitable for harvesting in spring. We have even adopted (and adapted) a Catalan festival – the calcotada – to celebrate the end of the leek harvest in mid-May where we barbecue the remainder of the crop and have a party!
    Guest description by our friend Dan from Chagfood CSA

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  • Leek – Hannibal (Organic)

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    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!

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  • Leek – Pandora (Organic)

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    Leek – Pandora (Organic)

    Early summer leek. Delicious and uniform with long white stems. Pandora is a quick maturing summer leek that can be harvested from late summer onwards. It’s delicious and uniform and makes long tender white stems and a dark blue-green foliage.

    You shouldn’t really be eating leeks in August, but if you sow Pandora in time you’ll find that it is possible!
    (Approximate seed count – 300)

    £3.00
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    Leek – Hilari (Organic)

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    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 it’s 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)

    £2.90

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