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Leek Lyon Prizetaker Seeds

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Leek Lyon Prizetaker Seeds - Irish Plants Direct
This popular variety of Leek has a long thick neck with a mild flavour they can be pulled from early autumn and into winter this is a great early variety. 
Seed Qty 500
Sow January - April 
Germination 14 - 18 days
Loam - sandy soil that's alkaline or neutral 
Harvest September - October 
Companion Plants Carrots, celery and onions
Do not plant with beans and peas.
Lift with a fork when they are needed from October onwards
A good source of vitamin A and C
Use in soups and stews.
Leeks are a hungry crop that need well drained soil choose a sunny spot and dig the site in winter adding plenty of compost or well rotted manure. About a week before transplanting apply a general purpose fertiliser.
Sow between January - February indoors in seed trays sowing the seed thinly 1.5cm deep and covering with a layer of compost when the leeks have grown to around 15cm cut back the foliage to 100cm.
Harden off the young plants and plant out at the end of April.
Sow the seed in a seed bed between March - April in drills 1.5cm deep thin to 4cm apart. 
The young plants are ready for transplanting when they are around 20cm high, water the bed the day before, trim the roots and the leaf tips.  
Make a hole 15cm deep with a dibber place the trimmed leek in the hole water the hole do not fill the hole with soil. Plant the young leeks 15cm apart and 30cm between rows.
As the leeks grow gently draw soil up around the plants to increase the length of the stem.
Water well in dry weather.
Mr Fothergills Range Seeds 



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