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Leek - Leek Neptune (Approx 275 seeds)

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Long, tender, flavoursome stems perfect for slicing and adding to stews supplied right through from November to January.

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Produces long stems and blue-green leaves, this variety is very hardy and has good resistance to rust. This flavoursome leek is perfect for slicing and adding to stews or eating steamed or braised covered with a white sauce.

Neptune grows to 45cm and has a spread of 30cm. it has good winter hardiness and should be ready for harvest November to January.

Sow thinly directly into finely raked seedbed at a depth of 13mm in rows 30cm apart. When big enough to transplant make holes with a dibber 10-15cm deep depending on the size of the seedling approx 23cm apart. Place a plant in each hole, and fill with water to help settle the soil gently around the roots. If planting multiple rows allow 35-40cm between rows. To keep the leeks tender and white blanch them by drawing up soil around the stems as the grow.

Average packetb contents 275 seeds.

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Short name Leek (Approx 275 seeds)
Sub title Leek Neptune
Brand Suttons
Drainage Keep moist
Ease of Care Easy
Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
Flowering Period October / November / December(yr1) / January(yr2)
Flower Colour None
Foliage colour Green
Fragrance None
Habit Upright
Hardiness Annual
Maturity time 30 weeks
Plant Size Seeds
Plant Type Seeds
Height & Spread 75cm
Rate of growth Germination within 21 days
Required maintenance Sow thinly
Season of Interest Winter
Soil Type Well drained
Sun or Shade Full Sun
Water Requirements Water regularly
Where to Plant Vegetable patch

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