T&M's easy starter plants are delivered ready for planting at the correct time so that you can enjoy bigger, earlier and tastier vegetables. Gradually acclimatise leeks to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days prior to planting outdoors. Grow leeks in rich fertile, well drained soil in sun or semi shade. Choose an open site and prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to improve its structure and fertility. When leeks are at least 20cm (8") tall, transplant them into the well prepared ground at a distance of 23cm (9") apart. Using a large, thick dibber, create each planting hole to a depth of 15cm (6") and lower the leeks into the holes ensuring that they reach the bottom. Fill each hole with water, washing sufficient soil around the plants to ensure that they can establish. This planting method will produce leeks with well blanched stems. Cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Water the plants thoroughly after planting.
Leeks should be watered regularly until fully established. Once established, they will only require watering during very dry periods. Hoe between rows of leeks to destroy weeds and bring insect larvae to the surface. Leeks can be harvested from autumn onwards; however they stand well in the ground and can be lifted when required throughout the winter and spring. Lift leeks by levering them out of the ground with a spade or fork. Culinary notes: Delicious baked in a rich cheese sauce. Leeks are high in folic acid, potassium, and Vitamins A and C. They contain sulphur-rich compounds which have been shown to thin the blood, reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes
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