Demeter Leek Seeds - Hilari
These leeks, for late summer, autumn and early winter harvest, produce long shafts and erect medium dark green foliage. Harvest young in summer for tasty mini-leeks or leave to grow on. Hardy enough to survive early frosts. Ideal for soups and stews, they make an excellent replacement for onions.
Info & Care
Sowing: Sow seeds indoors from February - April, one seed per module and outdoors in April, 6mm deep in rows 40cm apart. Later thin to 15cm between the plants.
Growing instructions: Leeks grow best in a deep fertile soil. Plant the pencil thick plants out in June when they are 20cm tall, with 15cm between each plant and 40cm between each row. For the longest white stems, dib a hole for each plant 15cm deep and drop the seedling in before filling the hole with water (no soil - this will wash down into the hole itself). To make the white shanks as long as possible, heap soil up around the stems of the plants as they grow.