Crops 30–45 weeks from sowing. A versatile vegetable which may be taken young as tasty salad leeks or matured to the traditional autumn vegetable. Sow thinly, 1.25cm deep in grooves 23cm apart in an outdoor seedbed March-April. When seedlings are 20cm high, transplant to final positions after watering the seedbed. Using a dibber/trowel, make holes 12.5–15cm deep and 23–30cm apart each way. Place a plant in each hole and fill with water to settle roots. Water frequently and gradually earth up plants, continuing until October. Grow leeks of exhibition quality by sowing under glass in February. Harvest September-March. Protect with extra fine Enviromesh where leaf moth or allium leaf miner are a problem.