Organic King Richard Leek Seedling
Plant each King Richard leek separately 6″ apart, in rows 12″ apart. Transplant in beds that retain moisture with 6 – 8 hours of sun. Adding a generous amount of good-quality organic compost will help you grow these leeks more successfully and make them more delicious. Dig holes so that a maximum of 2″ of leaves extend above the surface. Do not firm the soil; allow irrigation and rain to fill in the hole. Then, water regularly to ensure the the soil remains moist until harvest because leeks have shallow root systems. If you decide not to dig deep holes, mound up soil around the leeks to achieve long blanched stems – the tastiest part of the leek.