We chose 8 varieties all with different harvesting times to give us a planned succession from October to May, and sowed them in sequence in a seedbed in a polytunnel at the very end of February. In July we transplanted them in sequence into the market garden, into long lines of municipal compost, watered them in and left them to grow, with just some weeding to help them along.
|March, leek seedbed sown amongst the winter crops in a polytunnel.
|July, transplanting leeks by hand into the market garden.
|October, Andy with a giant 700g leek in the packing shed.
|Leeks now on sale in our farm shop.