Seed Saving

Leeks are biennial and will produce their spectacular flowers in their second spring. It's easy to save Leek seed, simply leave the best plants in the ground instead of eating them. Save the seed from at least 12 plants to ensure enough genetic variation.

Leeks are cross-pollinated by insects, so should be isolated by one mile from any other varieties (fortunately there are not likely to be any others nearby). These will produce seed in early summer.

If you need the space for another crop, you can dig the seed leeks from their bed in early spring and move them to a convenient location.

Seed Viability in Years: 2-4 Years

Germination Percentage: 75%