Leek 'King Richard'Allium porum

Hardy Biennial

What is Hardy Biennial?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle in two years, growing in
the first year and reproducing and dying in the second. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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80% (2 Reviews)

Early cropping variety

Delicious, full flavour

Can be grown close together for mini leeks

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Height Up to 45cm (18in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Biennial

Patio

sun or semi shade

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Harvest Months
Description
A very early variety. Leek 'King Richardproduces extra long, slim stems which don't need earthing up and are ideal for slicing. From earliest planting it is ready in June-July, and later plantings, August-September, stay ready for use until Christmas. You can also grow close together for delicious, succulent mini leeks.


25 leek Postiplug plants (KB2071)

How to Grow
Grow leeks in rich fertile, well drained soil in sun or semi shade. Choose an open site and prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to improve its structure and fertility. Alternatively grow leeks in patio bags of good quality compost. When leeks are at least 20cm (8") tall, transplant them into the well prepared ground at a distance of 23cm (9") apart. Using a large, thick dibber, create each planting hole to a depth of 15cm (6") and lower the leeks into the holes ensuring that they reach the bottom. Fill each hole with water, washing sufficient soil around the plants to ensure that they can establish. This planting method will produce leeks with well blanched stems. Cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Water the plants thoroughly after planting.
More Info
Leeks should be watered regularly until fully established. Once established, they will only require watering during very dry periods. Hoe between rows of leeks to destroy weeds and bring insect larvae to the surface. Leeks can be harvested from autumn onwards; however they stand well in the ground and can be lifted when required throughout the winter and spring. Lift leeks by levering them out of the ground with a spade or fork.
Delivery

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Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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