Organic Leek: Giant Winter 2. Allium porrum.
This variety of leek is a hardy, sturdy variety that does well here in NI. It matures late, from January onwards and stands for a long time.
How to grow:
Sow seeds in deep pots thickly under cover in early February or sow in beds outside March/April. Once they’re about 7-8″ tall separate them out gently and drop into holes made with a 1″ diameter stick/dibbler of about 6″ deep and 14″ apart. Water in well filling up the hole you made for each one.
Leeks are pretty easy to grow. This variety likes fertile, deeply dug soil.
Favourite ways to eat them:
Sauteed with onion and kale, olive oil and salt. The bedrock of stews with potato, parsley, carrot and anything else you love, divine in stews and casseroles.
A cultivar of the native broad leaf leek, Allium ampeloprasum, native to southern Europe and Asia.
Avg contents: 350 seeds.