leek 'Gigante d'Inverno'
Try not to plant after potatoes in a crop rotation plan, as harvesting potatoes loosens the soil and leeks like the ground very firm
- Position: full sun
- Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Known as 'Giant of Winter', this variety produces large, white, long stems with ample dark green leaves. It has an excellent ressistance to low temperatures.
- Growing Instructions:
Sow outside - February to June.
Space sowings a month apart for successional growing.
Sow - 1-2cm deep in drills.
Thin plants to 4cm apart. For a long white section, draw dry soil around the stems in summer and autumm trying not to get the soil in between the leaves.
Harvest - August to February
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