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Leek Plants
Leek Plants

Leek Plants

SKU: 2311 Recommended ship date: Feb 15, 2016
Leek plants are long, white shafts have a dark blue/green upright flag. The 12-14 inch shaft provides a distinctive flavor to your soups and salads. Good for harvesting baby leeks early in the season or harvest them larger in the early winter months. 2-3 leeks per pot.

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Planting recommendation: Cool Season - Freeze Hardy
Time to harvest: 90-100 days
Size of Mature Plant: 12-16" diameter spacing
Our early variety of leek plants are grown in large 4.5" pots and are seeded with 2-3 plants per pot. They require approximately 75 days for full maturity.

These larger versions of green onions have a more flavorful and milder taste. Leeks are members of the onion family, closely related to onions, garlic, shallots and chives. Leeks, unlike onions, develop long, succulent stems rather than producing large bulbs.

The best place for growing leeks is in full sun in fertile, well-drained soil. As the leeks grow, slowly build up soil around the stem to keep out light which will blanch the stalks and keep them from being green at the base. Once plants reach a diameter about the size of your thumb, you can begin harvesting leeks. Be sure to harvest leeks before flowering occurs. Leeks are best used right away; however, they can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks.

Read more about growing bulbing onions here.

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