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Long, pure white stems. Mild flavour. Use leeks in soups, stews, stir-fries. Leeks are high in folic acid, potassium, and Vitamins A and C.
Sow leek seeds under glass for exhibition purposes. Sow seeds in early spring outdoors in a well prepared seed bed or inside in containers. Sow seeds thinly 1cm deep in drills 23cm apart.Transplant the seedlings in early summer carefully and plant 15x40 cm apart, make 15cm deep holes and insert the seedlings as far as the first leaf. Then fill the hole with water, not with soil. Earth up the stems as growth develops.Crops from September-November.