What is Hardy Biennial?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle in two years, growing in the first year and reproducing and dying in the second. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
Excellent winter hardiness
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An outstanding cultivar for harvesting from winter through to spring. The dark leaves of Leek 'Blauwgroene Winter - Bandit' contrast beautifully with delicious, thick, pure white stems. This variety has excellent garden performance and winter hardiness, showing good tolerance against rust and bolting. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 20cm (8").T&M's easy starter plants are expertly grown, taking away all of the worry of raising your own. Delivered ready for planting so that you can enjoy bigger, earlier and tastier vegetables. Our quality vegetable plants will be despatched at the correct time for planting.Please note: Delivery is subject to plant size, adverse growing conditions during production may delay despatch schedules.
Sun or semi shade
Up to 45cm (17.7in)
Up to 30cm (11.8in)
Easy for all
Easy for all
Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: GY, HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3.
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
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.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
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