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German Leeks

Striesen

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German Leeks

Striesen

EXCLUSIVE - German heirloom leek that grows tall and straight with long, sturdy, fine-flavored white stalks and hearty green tops. Holds ver...
EXCLUSIVE - German heirloom leek that grows tall and straight with long, sturdy, fine-flavored white stalks and hearty green tops. Holds very well in the garden for easy, extended harvesting.
Seed Count: Approx. 450 / Weight: 1.25 gms
$ 3.99

BEST TO START INDOORS

Sow seeds 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix, cover 1/2 inch deep, and firm soil over seeds. Keep moist and provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant out. Seeds germinate sporadically over 2 to 3 weeks and grow slowly at first. Once seedlings are 3 or 4 inches tall, transplant 4 to 6 inches apart into well-worked, fertile soil in full sun. To get long-shanked leeks, plant seedlings down deep into the soil, so tips stick up 2 inches above ground level.

 

TO START OUTDOORS

Sow seeds in well-worked, fertile soil in full sun. Space seeds 1 inch apart in rows 8 to 10 inches apart, or broadcast thinly for bed planting. Cover 1/2 inch deep and firm soil well over seeds; keep soil moist to ensure good germination. Thin as above.

 

GROWING NOTES

Plant leeks in early spring and again in midsummer for fall and winter use. Long-growing leeks need a rich fertile soil, so add lots of compost or aged manure before planting, and fertilize several times over the growing season. Weed leeks carefully when young, and mulch to conserve soil moisture.

 

HARVEST AND USE

Harvest as slim babies to steam whole or quickly grill. Let some leeks mature to full size and dig as needed with a garden fork. Mature leeks store well in the ground during the winter months. Use in cooking like sweet onions, or as a tasty vegetable side dish.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

February - April
July - August
Full sun
1/2 inch
1 inch
14 - 21 days
Approx. 110

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

February - April
July - August
Full sun
1/2 inch
1 inch
14 - 21 days
Approx. 110

Plant In

February - April
July - August

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1/2 inch

Space Seeds

1 inch

Days to Germinate

14 - 21 days

Days to Harvest

Approx. 110

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