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
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
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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
SF176 Broad London
The standard variety for home gardens. Stems average 1½ x 8-10 in., well-blanched from the base upward. Good variety for overwintering, hardy to at least 10°F.
The stalks are sturdy, long, thick, and broad with pearly-white bulbs. 130 days.
TRN129 Blue Solaise
This French heirloom leek dates back to the 19th century and is also known as 'Bleu de Solaise' leek.
Blue colored leaves. Stalks grow to 15-20 inches. Good for short seasons. Very tolerant of cold. This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.
A good variety for fresh eating, sauteing, baking, grilling and soups.
TRN211 Musselburg Giant
One of the best winter-hardy leeks you can grow. This Scottish heirloom has provided families with hearty soups and stews since the 1830s. An old dependable leek that produces thick white stalks 2-3 inches in diameter. The mild flavor and smooth, tender stalks explain why this variety has been passed from one generation to the next. The largest leek in our trials and one of the last to bolt. 105 days.