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Baby Leek Seeds

Baby Leek Seeds (Zermatt)

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RRP: 3.99
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Baby Leek Seeds - Description

  • Variety: Zermatt Leek Seeds
  • Seed Packet Weight: 0.15g (Approx. 60 Seeds)
  • Early Maturing Variety
  • Usually Eaten as Baby Leek
  • Variety: Swiss
  • Can Leave to Mature Into Large Stalks Either
  • Mature Leeks Produce Long Shafts & Upright Foliage
  • Harvest Baby Leeks From July
  • Or Allow Develop & Harvest from August to December
  • Good Disease Resistance
  • Note: Multiple Orders of Same Seeds are Packed Together Unless Otherwise Stated in Customer Notes During Checkout

Baby Leek Seeds - Sowing Instructions

  • Sow in January to March under glass
  • Sow outside from March
  • Transplant seedlings once they reach 15cm in height
  • Space depends on end use
    • For baby leeks space 5cm apart
    • For mature leeks space 15cm apart
  • Harvest baby leeks from July
  • Leeks prefer ordinary well drained soil in the sun or semi shade
  • See how to grow tab for full growing instructions

Baby Leek Seeds - Uses

  • Eat baby leeks roasted with melted cheese (My personal favourite)
  • Ideal in a stir fry either
  • Mature leeks are ideal in soups & stews

Baby Leek Seeds - Advantages

  • Zermat is a reliable leek that can be harvested from July into Winter
  • Can be harvested at Christmas
  • Harvest within 6 weeks from time of sowing
  • Easy to grow
  • Outstanding flavour
  • Resistant to rust

Index

  • Sowing Instructions (Indoors)
  • How to Transplant
  • Sowing Instructions (Outside)
  • Crop Maintenance
  • How to Harvest
  • Storage
  • Pests & Diseases

Sowing Instructions (Indoors)

  • Leek can be started, early indoors & transplanted in June
  • Sowing Time: Sowing indoors in mid February
  • Sowing Location: 24 cell seed trays, one seed per module

Sowing Instructions (Outdoors)

  • Traditionally, leeks are sown in seed beds
  • Sowing Time: Mid to Late March, once soil is suitably warm
  • Sowing location: Sunny location in seed beds, in open vegetable plot or raised beds
  • Soil: Fertile soil that drains well is preferred
  • Avoid soils that waterlogs or dries out rapidly
  • Leeks prefer alkaline soil, with ph between 6 and 7.5
  • Spread home made compost or manure on the site the previous autumn
  • Create shallow drills 1/2 inch deep
  • Sprinkle seeds thinly along the drill
  • Roughly 1.5 inch apart
  • Close the drill with soil and water well, not forgetting to label
  • The distance between the drills should be 18 inches

How to Transplant

  • Transplanting increases the length of white stem on your leeks
  • The young plants are ready for moving in June when 20cm long
  • Water well before moving, if grown indoors harden off before transplanting
  • Using a dibber, make holes 15cm deep & 15cm apart
  • Insert your leek seedling & fill the hole with water
  • Don't backfill hole with soil & avoid letting soil fall between the leaves

Crop Maintenance

  • Keep well watered as roots can be exposed to sun
  • Weed every second week
  • To increase the length of the white stem you can earth up around the leek's stem
  • Susceptible to the same diseases as other onion plants

Harvesting

  • Pull your leeks as and when you need them
  • Carefully lever the root out with a hand fork

Storage

  • Leeks will last for up to a month in your fridge
  • Avoid lifting early, leeks are perfectly fine in the soil until needed
  • Leeks can tolerate moderate frost (-2°C to -5°C)

Pests and Diseases

  • Pests: Bird attack seems to be one of the main problems
  • Damage: Birds pull up roots
  • Protection: Fine netting is draped between twigs for protection
  • Other pests and diseases include: Onion fly, neck rot & bolting
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  • Standard Courier Delivery With Fastway (2-4 Working Days)
    • Cost is €4.95 on Orders Below €75
    • Free Delivery on Orders Above €75
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
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    • Cost is around €5 extra for express delivery
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  • 'Seed' Postal Delivery Option ***
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  • Great Britain
    • Cost is €10
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  • Also, we cannot guarantee delivery on a specific day (Please allow 1-3 days for delivery)
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International Delivery Prices & Times

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  • We will contact you to discuss, if max weight of order exceeded

Terms

  • The shipping fee is fixed for an order, regardless of the number of items bought
  • All courier orders require signed proof of delivery & the customer must be contactable by phone
  • We do not offer a weekend delivery service (Mon-Fri Only excl. Bank Holidays)
  • * Our courier achieves a 98% success rate on next day deliveries
  • ** Seed postal option applies to seed ONLY orders & is available in all 32 counties of Ireland
  • *** Does not apply to seed potatoes, bulbs or sets
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