Leek Seeds

Useful gardening infomation

Wait till early to mid-spring before sowing leek seed, depending on the weather. They can either be sown in a seed bed for transplanting the following summer, or sown in their permanent positions. If you sow in a seed bed you have the added bother of transplanting, but this must be balanced out by the fact that if they are sown in their permanent position, they will take up a lot of space for a long time before producing results.

Sow the leek seed thinly (about 100 seeds per 3 foot) as germination is usually very good, about 1/4 inch deep and cover the seeds with soil. If the seeds are properly stored they will be viable for about four years, so you can keep seeds for future use. After covering the seeds firm the soil down and water if dry. Rows should be about 6 inches apart in the permanent bed.

Informative articles found on the web:

How to grow Leeks
Nutritional Benefits of Leeks
Leek Recipes




Seeds

VL284 American Flag
A very popular leek with gardeners for years. The stems are long, white and thick and the foliage is medium green. Very dependable for fall and summer use.
  $1.95