Allium ampeloprasum var Porrum, 19th C - Late Winter Hardy short-term perennial Variety – an excellent late variety producing tall non-bulbous cylindrical heavy white stems and dark green erect foliage, that will stand in the ground for a long time. An extremely hardy leek that will put up with blistering gales and frost of winter without a pause. Harvesting can start when they are young and tender before Christmas or they can be left in the ground to bulk up and harvested when needed up until early March., Seed Count Approx - 175 avg SOWING - Best suited for growing in open ground, sowing direct mid-spring (after frosts), sowing seeds thinly, 1cm deep, in rows 15cm apart. If you don’t have space outdoors or only want a few leeks, you can sow in modules indoors in early spring and then transplant outdoors later. Sow one seed per module. Gently draw up dry soil around the plants in stages as they grow, Water during long dry spells, and weed regularly.