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We expect to start taking orders for Perennial Leek plants on Feb. 14th, to be shipped in spring, separately from any other items. (Allium ampeloprasum) 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)

Growing Instructions: 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.
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Perennial Onions

Please refer to Perennial Onion Cultural Notes and our Garlic and Perennial Onion Growing Guide for growing information.
Starter Package: Bulbs are sold by weight rather than count. Bulb size varies according to crop conditions and bulbs are usually supplied as mixed sizes. Your starter package includes a free 4-page growing guide which covers perennial onions and garlic.

Important shipping information: Perennial onions ship in the fall as bulbs: September - November. We ship to northern-most areas first. Shipping surcharges apply - $2 for one item, $4 total for any two or more fall shipped items (including garlic and woodland medicinals). U.S. shipping addresses only. We cannot apply priority shipping & handling to perennial onions. Onion bulbs ordered now will be shipped in the fall of 2018.