Leeks, King Richard

$4.00

3” re-used plastic pot with 20+ seedlings

Description

(Open Pollinated)

3” re-used plastic pot with 20+ seedlings

King Richard is a beautiful leek with a sweet, mild onion flavor and extra-long white stems.

To plant, make a hole by poking your finger or a dibble in the planting bed, and put one little seedling in each hole. The deeper you plant them, the longer of a white shaft they will have when you harvest them. Make the hole deep enough that just a couple inches of leaves are above ground. Don’t fill in the hole; allow rain or watering to fill it in. Space about 6” apart, or closer to harvest at baby leek size.

You can also hill the plants with soil 2 or 3 times during the growing season to increase the length of white shaft on the plants. Leeks are heavy feeders and do best with full sun, in fertile, loose soil. Mulch well, and keep weeded.  Harvest when plants reach desired size. Loosen with a garden fork and lift the plants out of the soil.

Leeks can be planted in early spring for an early summer harvest, or in fall to overwinter for a spring harvest. King Richard is not an extremely cold-hardy leek, but it has overwintered well for me in central OKC. It’s considered an early leek, 75 days to maturity, but if planted in fall for spring harvest, it will take much longer than 75 days.

Leeks, King Richard
$4.00