Days To Germination: 14 to 18 days
Optimum Soil Temp. For Germination: 60 to 80F
Days To Harvest: 130 days
Planting Depth: 1/2inch
Spacing, Row: 24 inches
Spacing, Plant: 8 inches
Light: Sunny Location
SOWING: Leek is hardy and can be planted as soon as the soil can be worked. Can be direct seeded, 3 seeds every 8 inches in rows 24 inches apart, as early as the soil can be worked or grown indoors 3-4 weeks before transplanting outdoors. Cover seed lightly with about 1/2 inch of fine soil, and firm soil gently.
GERMINATION: 14 to 18 days, depending upon soil and weather conditions.
HARVEST: Pull when the base is 1 inch in circumference. Plants can be blanched by mounding soil around the stems as they grow.
THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: When seedlings are 3 to 4 inches transplant to 8 inches apart.
SUGGESTIONS: Can survive frost generally to the low twenties.
NOTE: The seeds are treated with Captan and Thiram. Do not use for food, feed, or oil. Do not let seed come in contact with skin or eyes.
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130 days. The large leeks grow to 10 inches long. The foliage is blue-green with white shanks. The leeks are tasty with superior quality and flavor. It has a sweet onion flavor great for soups, stews, and salads. Harvest in 130 days.