I first went to a Leek show in the North East one September about 40 years ago and the Pot Leeks on show were really something to behold.
It is an art, a science and a bit of black magic that helps create a show stopper in this region renown for its prize leeks.
Pot leek exhibition standards require a blanch of up to 6” which can give a circumference of 28″. Intermediates are up to 14″ blanched length and Long leeks are anything in excess of this.
For eating purposes, size is much less important than flavour. We will concentrate on normal garden culture for flavour.
Tips on starting to grow Leeks
- Seeds can be sown in Mid march until June as the plants like a long growing season.
- Set out the plants at the end of May.
- A quick and easy start can be made by buying seedlings from a nursery or market stall.
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