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Belgian Breeder's Winter Mix

Allium ampeloprasum
HOW TO GROW LEEK

Start indoors 8–10 weeks before last frost, plant out 2 weeks before frost. For fall harvest, transplant 16 weeks before first frost, without additional protection. In a hoophouse, you can plant 2-3 weeks later. Direct seed as soon as soil can be worked. Transplant when seedlings reach 10-16” tall or are pencil thick, transplant 6” deep. Blanch stems by hilling soil 2–3 times during the summer. Get an extra harvest by cutting a leek an inch or two above the ground instead of pulling the plant. The plant will grow another leek, eventually the plant will bolt. There are two types of leeks, Summer leeks and Over Wintering leeks where temperatures don’t usually go below 15–25˚F. Soil pH 6.2-7.5. Hardiness zones 1-10. Biennial.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 10,000 seeds per ounce. Average 105M seeds per acre. Federal germination standard: 60%. Usual seed life: 3 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1 mile.

Planting Depth 1/4”
Soil Temp. Germ. 50-75˚F
Days to Germ. 8-16
Plant Spacing 6’
Row Spacing 12-24”
Days To Maturity 90-130
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained
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This came to Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seed unsolicited from a fellow breeder years ago—a beautiful F6 population of winter leeks, ready for selection into varieties with distinct traits. Frank is passing this opportunity on to others in this F7 population, a wondrous blend of leek colors, bloom colors, leaf width...
This came to Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seed unsolicited from a fellow breeder years ago—a beautiful F6 population of winter leeks, ready for selection into varieties with distinct traits. Frank is passing this opportunity on to others in this F7 population, a wondrous blend of leek colors, bloom colors, leaf widths, shaft lengths and diameters. This is a real gift to the organic community at a time when OP leeks are disappearing and their quality is in decline. Breeding populations like this can help organic farmers quickly select new varieties suited to their needs and location. Tags: Season: Spring Fall, Certification: Organic.
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  • Belgian Breeder's Winter Mix leek image####

Belgian Breeder's Winter Mix

Allium ampeloprasum
This came to Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seed unsolicited from a fellow breeder years ago—a beautiful F6 population of winter leeks, ready for selection into varieties with distinct traits. Frank is passing this opportunity on to others in this F7 population, a...
This came to Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seed unsolicited from a fellow breeder years ago—a beautiful F6 population of winter leeks, ready for selection into varieties with distinct traits. Frank is passing this opportunity on to others in this F7 population, a wondrous blend of leek colors, bloom colors, leaf widths, shaft lengths and diameters. This is a real gift to the organic community at a time when OP leeks are disappearing and their quality is in decline. Breeding populations like this can help organic farmers quickly select new varieties suited to their needs and location. Tags: Season: Spring Fall, Certification: Organic.
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HOW TO GROW LEEK

Start indoors 8–10 weeks before last frost, plant out 2 weeks before frost. For fall harvest, transplant 16 weeks before first frost, without additional protection. In a hoophouse, you can plant 2-3 weeks later. Direct seed as soon as soil can be worked. Transplant when seedlings reach 10-16” tall or are pencil thick, transplant 6” deep. Blanch stems by hilling soil 2–3 times during the summer. Get an extra harvest by cutting a leek an inch or two above the ground instead of pulling the plant. The plant will grow another leek, eventually the plant will bolt. There are two types of leeks, Summer leeks and Over Wintering leeks where temperatures don’t usually go below 15–25˚F. Soil pH 6.2-7.5. Hardiness zones 1-10. Biennial.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 10,000 seeds per ounce. Average 105M seeds per acre. Federal germination standard: 60%. Usual seed life: 3 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1 mile.

Planting Depth 1/4”
Soil Temp. Germ. 50-75˚F
Days to Germ. 8-16
Plant Spacing 6’
Row Spacing 12-24”
Days To Maturity 90-130
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained

Meet Your Farmer

We promote fair trade, organic practices and environmental responsibility throughout the Restoration Seeds supply chain. Below are the family farmers and seed suppliers who bring our open pollinated seeds to you.

Wild Garden Seed Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth Seed grower since 1994
Karen and I began Wild Garden Seed in 1994 at the same kitchen table where her laptop is sitting now. The seed business was an adjunct to our Wild Garden Salad business until September of 2001, when we left salad selling behind and rededicated all of our energies to making a livelihood as seed growers, breeders, and sellers. There were some very tough years there. In 2002 we began a joint venture with our friends John Eveland and Sally Brewer, owners of Gathering Together Farm, to grow and sell organic seed under the Wild Garden name. Gathering Together Farm provided the infrastructure, means of production, and home office services, Shoulder to Shoulder Farm provided the seed management, processing, research, and marketing. We shared many complimentary farm functions over the years: the insectary benefits of diverse flowers in a long period of blooming, the harvest synergies of biennial crop production together, peaks and ebbs in farming cash flow, and seasonally opportune infrastructure sharing. All of these made the farm function better and helped lift Wild Garden Seed into a self-sustaining, farm-based seed enterprise with an international reach. We sold seed to 41 countries in 2014, our 20th anniversary.
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