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Leek - American Flag
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This fast-growing, frost-tolerant onion family member is loaded with vitamins K and A and has a sweet, delicate flavor. Wonderful raw or sautéed, in soups, stews or salads, and is gentle on your digestive system. Accumulates and stores body-nourishing minerals in its bulb.
Start seeds indoors in March, 8 to 10 weeks before the last expected frost, with soil temp about 75°F. Sow ¼” apart and ¼” deep. Plant out in May, after last frost, in rich, well-drained soil, 6” apart and about 6” deep. As the plants grow, hill soil around the stems being careful not to get soil in leaf notches. Hilling creates a longer blanched and tender stalk.
likes fertile friable soil
harvest when leek diameter is 1/2-inch or larger
stores well in cool, dry environment (about 33℉ and 65% humidity)
edible flowers add color and flavor to salads and cooked foods
a valued medicinal; myriad properties similar to garlic
good companion plant for tomatoes, beets, carrots, beans
Seed Count: 200
Biennial (typically grown as an annual)
Days to Germinate: 5-15
Days to Harvest: 105+
Seed Source: Certified Organic
Planting Seasons: Spring
Cold Hardy: Yes
Seed Saving Level: Advanced
Seed Storage : About 3+ years, when properly stored (cool, dry, dark)
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