Leek - Bleu Solaise
This French heritage variety makes an attractive addition to the vegetable plot, or even dotted among flower borders for a strong vertical accent. Its distinctive blue leaves take on an eye catching purple tinge as winter temperatures drop. Leek 'Bleu de Solaise' is a reliable winter variety producing short, heavy stems that will stand well through even the most atrocious winter weather. Height: 45cm. Spread: 30cm.
Sow from March to April. Sow seed thinly, 1cm deep in drills 23cm apart in soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. When large enough to handle transplant into final positions, 23cm apart. Water ground regularly, especially during dry periods. Earth up the soil around the stems as they develop.