We expect to start taking orders for Perennial Leek plants on Feb. 14th, to be shipped in spring, separately from any other items.
) Hardy perennial leek. Leaves die back in July/August and resprout in September. Makes loads of little bulbs (~5-20 per plant) that will also resprout. Young greens can be eaten all winter, or left to mature until February and then eaten as a slender sweet leek all spring. Plants may also form small seeds some years, depending on weather and location. (Here in Virginia, so far they’ve seeded once in 7 years.) Besides being started from seeds, the plants can also be propagated by dividing the bulbs in spring or fall; bulbs should be spaced out every few years to avoid overcrowding. Comes with our Garlic and Onion Growing Guide
. Starter package (2 oz, 12-25 bulbs)
Culture: Perennial leeks are generally started from dried bulbs planted in fall or divisions of plants in early spring. Plant bulbs 1 to 2 inches deep in rows 12 inches in raised beds or a well drained garden soil with high organic matter. Cover lightly with mulch. Keep the bed weeded and water as necessary until plants are established. Plants started from seed take 2 years to reach full size. General culture is similar to onions and leeks.