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LEEK Hannibal ORGANIC SEED
Early autumn variety with dark green leaves and long, thick, white shank. Excellent quality and does not bulb.
Product Part Number: OV187
When to sow
WHERE TO SOW
Outdoors - Sow the seeds thinly in a well prepared seed bed in shallow drills 2cm deep in short rows. Thin the seedlings to 4-5cm apart as they grow. In May/June, transplant the seedlings to the growing site 15-20cm apart in rows 40cm apart. Make a 15cm deep hole with a rod, trim off the ends of roots and leaves, drop into the hole and fill the hole with water. Do not fill the hole with soil. The length of white stem can be increased by earthing up as the plant grows.
Known in Egypt from the time of the Pharaohs, the leek has been cultivated in Britain since Saxon times. We believe that leeks should be available throughout the year as they are in France. With some experimentation with sowing dates this variety should give you leeks for every season.