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Renee's Garden - German heirloom leek that grows tall and straight with long, sturdy, fine-flavored white stalks and hearty green tops. Holds very well in the garden for easy, extended harvesting.
Instructions - It is best to start indoors: Sow seeds 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix, cover 1/2 inch deep, and firm soil over seeds. Keep moist and provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant out. Seeds germinate sporadically over 2 to 3 weeks and grow slowly at first. Once seedlings are 3 or 4 inches tall, transplant them 4 to 6 inches apart into well-worked, fertile soil in full sun. To get long-shanked leeks, plant seedlings down deep into the soil, so tips stick up 2 inches above ground level. To start outdoors, sow seeds in well-worked fertile soil in the full sun. Space seeds 1 inch apart in rows 8 to 10 inches apart, or broadcast thinly for bed planting. Cover 1/2 inch deep and firm soil well over seeds; keep the soil moist to ensure good germination. Plant leeks in early spring and again in midsummer for fall and winter use. Long-growing leeks need rich fertile soil, so add lots of compost or aged manure before planting, and fertilize several times over the growing season. Weed leeks carefully when young, and mulch to conserve soil moisture.
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