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Note: Leeks need a long growing season, we usually sow them in boxes under cover in February, ready for planting outdoors in their final bed by the end of April or early May by which time the seedlings are quite sturdy. If you have a polytunnel, a side bed can be used as a direct sown seedling bed. When transplanting use a dibber to create a good long planting hole and make sure the soil is very moist, soak before planting if dry.

Many books advise trimming back the long roots and shooting tips of the leeks. We have experimented to see if this makes any difference to the eventual crop and have to say-no conclusive evidence one way or the other. Seedlings are spaced 15cm apart and kept well weeded. They can be earthed up later in the summer, which gives a longer ‘white’ stalk beneath the soil.

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