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Our Summer catalogue will be mailed from July and contains over 330 varieties of vegetable seed for summer and autumn sowing as well as vegetable and herb plants, fruit and autumn planting onions sets and garlic. Due to high demand we have a limited amount of catalogues available and they will be prioritized on a first come first served basis. Once stocks have run out requests will be held until our Autumn mailing in September. Thanks for your understanding.
A most valuable vegetable, capable of cropping for six or seven months a year. Most varieties stand well in the ground until required in the kitchen. All have a wonderful, mild onion flavour.
How to grow Leeks
Sow thinly in pre-watered, shallow, short rows, lightly covering the seeds with soil. Keep the seedbed moist at all times. Plant out when plants are about 15cm/6in high. Allow 20cm/8in between plants and 45cm/18in between rows. Make holes with a dibber about 15cm/6in deep, and drop a plant into each hole. Fill each hole with water, but not with soil. To ensure a long white shaft, draw up soil round the plants as they develop.
Leeks do best in an open position on rich, well-worked soil into which plenty of well-rotted organic matter has been added. They have a high nitrogen requirement.