Leeks

Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Petra
Location:
Poughkeepsie, NY, United States
Date:
September 20, 2015
          5.0
 
we like it a lot
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? none

Review:

Seeded indoors, and close to every seed sprouted. Planted out after last frost. Did not thin but left 3-4 plants close together just as they had sprouted in containers. Watered infrequently despite dry summer. By September the stalks are close to 3 feet high and finger to thumb thick.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SG
Location:
Carnation, WA, United States
Date:
September 14, 2015
          5.0
 
Love these leeks
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? L:ove these Bulgarian Giants.

What are the cons? haven't found any w/ these

Review:

I got introduced to these in a seed exchange. They have been a favorite of my 91 yo father and myself ever since. We have had them get up to 5 feet tall! That was an exceptional year, but still wonderful. The only "pest" problem was with the local "Bambi" who took a liking to the tops of them. Chomped off the green thick part and left the light green/tender part. I don't mind sharing that part and it is rather a riot to see the teeth marks. These are the most incrredible leeks and they are delicious pulled as young "green onion" size for potato salad. I have had them winter over thru the winter and had fresh leeks all winter long. I highly recommend these for anyone to grow.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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26 out of 26 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ryan (Maiden, NC)
Date:
January 1, 2013
          5.0
 
Very Nice
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Review:

I don't have much to compare with because this is my only leek experience but I am going to say I was pleased and will grow again. Germination was average to good compared to the other onion varieties that I have grown. Flavor is very mild and nice. My bigger ones were about 1"+ in diameter. I pulled them in Aug.-Sept. and I am sure they would have grown well into the fall. Used for several pots of home-made chicken noodle soup that was very good. I want to note how tough these plants are. I had some seedlings in small trays that I had no room for in my garden. They stated in those trays all summer with little to no attention. In October I put the seedlings in some vacant garden spaces and they took off. I just pulled one up (Jan. 01) for some baked potatoes. Very nice.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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28 out of 28 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kate, Zone 6a
Date:
December 31, 2012
          5.0
 
Long time to harvest, but fun and tasty vegetable
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

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I never thought I would see my leeks become the store-bought giants we've previously purchased for use in stir fry and soups. But after patient indoor growing, to transplanting what looked like blades of grass, and a record-heat summer, these were a prized vegetable in my garden. A bit of maintenance as I had to shore up each plant base with mulch and straw numerous times to get more edible stalk. Pulled leeks from September to November; smell and taste were consistent and wonderful! In researching how to plant/grow leeks, I found a few different methods but ended up transplanting each leek into a deep hole, setting them gently inside and gradually watering to fill. I was amazed that this worked - a really fun and different growing process than I have ever tried before. Close to 100% germination rate, and none were disturbed by animals, pests, or diseases. Saving a few in the garden with the hopes of getting seed in the spring! Love this leek.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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