Long season leeks… 120+ days
Some leeks are known to grow very s-l-o-w-l-y and we want to give them just the right amount of time before setting them out. We are roughly 12-14 weeks away from our target transplanting date.
Some folks find sowing seed in 10×20 trays (with drainage holes) and hand dropping seeds works well. Using this method, seeds can be planted 1/4″ deep and roughly 1/4″ apart.
Once your glorious leeks reach about 2″ in height, they can be transplanted into larger individual containers such as cell packs or 2″ pots.
Once leeks have reached about 5″ in height- a hair cut is in order. Trim back to 2″ and enjoy a zesty snack. 10 days to 2 weeks prior to your target transplant date start hardening off your leeks to the outdoor elements.