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| (Plant heights are given at
Allium porum - Full sun; plant height 18-36in.
|#540 Packet $3.50, Approximately 100 seeds||
|#B1z-540 Bulk seed 1oz $10.00||
|#B4z-540 Bulk seed 4oz $20.50||
|#B1-540 Bulk seed 1 lb $48.50||
|#P50-540 50 plants $20.00||
|#12362 Packet $3.50, Approximately 100 seeds||
|#Bm-12362 Bulk seed 1000 seeds $15.00||
|#P50-12362 50 plants $20.00||
Scotland (60 days) This rare heirloom was maintained for generations by a single Scottish family. Hairy and shortshanked, it has a wonderful mild flavor. Overwinters very well.
|#253 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 100 seeds||
Winter Giant (90 days) Another rare heirloom variety prized for its hardiness and overwintering potential. Stocky plants produce dependably.
|#254 Packet, $3.50 each, Approximately 100 seeds||
Belonging to the Onion family, Liliaceae,
leeks are a milder tasting version, resembling a very large green
onion in appearance with a long straight bulb. Leek are, as
a rule, very hardy plants and can withstand extremely cold
temperatures. The plants prefer a deeply dug rich in
humus or compost and are singularly free from pests and
Leeks are propagated by sowing seed, either directly
into the garden, or by growing transplants.
FOR TRANPLANTS, sow seed in deep pots or trays, planting 1
seed every 2 inches both ways at a depth of 1/2 inch.
Keep moist at 70F Transplant outdoors when seedlings
are about 8 inches tall. Space seedlings 4-6 inches apart in
rows 18-24" apart and plant them about 6 inches deep. 'Puddle' the
seedlings by filling in the hole with water before covering the
plants. Cultivate to keep weeds down. FOR DIRECT
SOWING, sow 1 seed every 3 inches at a depth of 1/2 inch in
rows 18-24 inches apart. Thin the plants to 1 every 6
inches. TO BLANCH THE PLANTS: To elongate the
blanched ends of the stem, mound dirt around the plant throughout
its growth cycle.
Medicinally, leeks are used in much the same
manner as garlic, though leeks
are not as potent. Leeks contain antibiotic
and antifungal properties and are used to treat bee
stings. Leeks are beneficial for the heart and as a
protection against cancers.
HARVEST: Leeks may be dug at any time
SEED SPECS: Average 10000 seeds/oz,
1000 seeds per 165ft., 105,000 seeds/acre at 6 seeds/ft with rows
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