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LEEK SUCCESSION

LEEK SUCCESSION

SEED

$9.25
$9.25

Product Description:

Enjoy nearly year-round leek harvests from this convenient collection. Space a portion of the earlier maturing varieties tightly to enjoy baby leeks less than two months out; as those thin out, along come the mature leeks: Zermatt followed closely by Tadorna. Bandit, the later winter or storage type leek then stands strong, possibly lasting as long as planting time the following spring.
Soil Temp for Germ 50–85°F
Seed Depth ¼–½"
Days to Emergence 6–16
Soil Temp for Transp 45°F
Plant Spacing 4–5"
Row Spacing 12–18"
Fertilizer Needs Medium
Minimum Germination 70%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 350
Seed Life 1 year

Allium ampeloprasum Packed with vitamins K and A, this hearty member of the onion-family is superb in soups and stews, grilled, or sliced into slivers and added to omelets. Get creative with this versatile veggie!

Days to maturity are calculated from transplant date.

Culture
• Leeks are a frost-hardy cool season crop requiring a long growing period
• Best growth is achieved with fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0
• Plant in a trench 5 inches deep and wide, work in 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet
• Blanch to increase the length of white stem by gradually filling in the trench as the leeks grow

Direct Sowing
• Thin to the strongest plant when 4-5 inches

Transplanting
• Sow up to 10-12 seeds in a 4-6 inch pot
• If tops reach over 5 inches before transplant, cut to 3 inches
• When planting out carefully separate the seedlings and place in a shallow trench
• Fill trench around seedlings and water in well

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest anytime the leeks are 1/2 inch in diameter or larger
• Store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity

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