Leek ‘King Richard’ (Allium porrum)
I sell the true strain of this very early leek. From an early November planting I was digging decent leeks by March. In fact Criss and I served fifty people with Leeks a la Grecque at a charity lunch here one March a couple of years ago. As it is slow to bolt it is happy well into winter too.
When to sow: October and early November
Where to sow: Direct into seed bed for transplanting
Depth to sow: 1/2cm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants 15cm Between rows 50-60cm
Directions: Direct sow into drills during October and early November. Transplant when seedlings are as thick as a pencil. Make a hole 15cm deep with a dibbler and drop the seedling into it. Water in but don’t press the soil down.
Packet 100 seeds