Vegetable Seeds from Sow Seeds Ltd
Leek Hannibal is a reliable variety that crops heavily & early from mid July to mid October. It has long thick white shafts and dark green leaves. Grow close together and harvest early as an excellent baby leek.
Leeks are an excellent crop for winter and add flavour to many a warm winter dish - leek & potato soup on a cold day is delicious, great for stews and pies and lovely with white sauce with your Sunday dinner.
Leek Seeds 'Hannibal' Vegetable Seed Information
|Seed Quantity:||Approx 200 seeds per pack.|
Any reasonable soil, add humus if starved of nutrients. Sunny position. Well-prepared seedbed.
|When to Sow:||
Early March to Late April.
|How to Sow:||Sow thinly outside in early spring in a shallow drill 1.5cm deep by rows 23cm apart in a well-prepared seedbed. They can be transplanted into their final position after the potatoes have been lifted or the peas finished so much needed space during summer is not used, an ideal crop rotation veg. Cover lightly with soil. Water with a fine hose. Seedlings appear 14-18 days. Thin to every 3cm. In summer when they reach the thickness of a pencil, dig them up carefully with a fork and trim the roots to 5cm. Insert each plant into a hole 15cm deep, made with a dibber. Ensure there are some leaves above soil level, but do not back fill the hole with soil. Just water in and eventually soil will wash down into the hole itself. Space plants every 15cm in rows 30cm apart. This is their final position.|
To get nice long white stems draw dry soil around the stem during the summer/autumn. Successional plantings can be carried out at monthly intervals this will provide leeks from late summer to autumn.
|Harvest:||July to October. Leave in the ground until required and lift with fork to prevent them snapping.|
When to Sow Leek Seeds 'Hannibal'
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