American Flag Leeks
Days to Full Maturity: 130 Days
Non-GMO – Heirloom – High Germination Rate
Minimum Seed Count: 200
Non-GMO Large American Flag seeds produce leeks with large stems and leaves. This hardy crop can tolerate cold climates and can grow in zones 3-9. Leeks have a mild flavor, similar to onions, and can be used in stews, soups, and salads.
How to grow:
Start American Flag leek seeds indoors 2-3 months before the last frost of spring, sowing them 1/4″ deep in a flat. Keep the temperature 60-70 degrees F. When they reach a height of 2″, transplant the seedlings to separate pots. Transplant them to the garden in rich soil and full sun, about a week after the last spring frost; the plants will be 6-12″ tall. Dig holes 1-2′ apart and deep enough so that the plant only emerges several inches from the soil; water the seedlings and fill the hole with loose dirt. As leeks mature, most gardeners blanch the stalks by mounding up dirt or mulch around them. This technique gives the leeks improved flavor and also allows them to grow well past the first frosts of fall. Keep the soil evenly moist and apply compost or organic matter once a month, since leeks thrive in very rich soil. For companion planting benefits, plant American Flag leek seeds with celery, onions, or carrots.