Leek, Liège Giant Winter (Organic)
Large, hardy winter leek with dark blue-green leaves. Some plants have purple hue to leaves during cold weather. An old heritage variety from Liège (Luik in Flemish), a province of eastern Belgium. Variety given to The Seed Ambassadors Project in 2007 by Belle Epoch Seed Company, Belgium.
Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil February through April. Transplant into the garden April through June, once plants are at least the size of a No. 2 pencil lead. Space 6” in rows that are 1’ apart. Leeks benefit from frequent watering and shallow cultivation. Harvest as needed throughout autumn and winter.
To save seed, leave 20 or more plants in the ground through the second spring and summer. Large, beautiful, globe shaped flowers attract pollinators. Isolate from other leeks by at least ½ mile.