Leek ‘Lancaster’ F1 (Allium porum)
Lancaster is one of the newer types of leek bred for an extended harvest period from February through to October. It can be sown from July until February. Can be sown in seed trays or in outside seed beds. When the seedlings are as thick as a pencil they can be planted into their permanent position by dibbling a whole 15cm deep and dropping the seedling into it. A few centimetres of leaves need to extend above the soil surface. Don’t firm the soil but water the seedling in.
Space 15cm apart in rows 60cm apart.
When to sow: July until February
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