Bandit Leek Organic

Bandit Leek Organic


120 days. Bandit is an improved open pollinated selection, boasting a thick shank with attractive dark blue green foliage. Minimal bulbing makes for a tidy, rail straight harvest and the very cold hardy plants resist splitting. Mulch well and possibly provide some coverage in northern gardens to enjoy a prolific stand of leeks in all their frost kissed sweetness, through winter and into spring.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 175 seeds per 1/2 gram.
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthSoil Temp. for Trans.Plant SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per 1/2 gramFertilizer Needs
50-85°F6-161/4-1/2"45°F4-5"12-18"70%1 year≈ 175Medium

Allium ampeloprasum Packed with vitamins K and A, this hearty member of the onion-family is superb in soups and stews, grilled, or sliced into slivers and added to omelets. Get creative with this versatile veggie!

Days to maturity are calculated from transplant date.

• Leeks are a frost-hardy cool season crop requiring a long growing period
• Best growth is achieved with fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0
• Plant in a trench 5 inches deep and wide, work in 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet
• Blanch to increase the length of white stem by gradually filling in the trench as the leeks grow

Direct Sowing
• Thin to the strongest plant when 4-5 inches

• Sow up to 10-12 seeds in a 4-6 inch pot
• If tops reach over 5 inches before transplant, cut to 3 inches
• When planting out carefully separate the seedlings and place in a shallow trench
• Fill trench around seedlings and water in well

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest anytime the leeks are 1/2 inch in diameter or larger
• Store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity