Giant Winter Leeks


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The gardener’s choice of leek
Giant Winter is an excellent late variety producing heavy thick stems that will hold well in the ground for a long time and are winter hardy.

Number of plants: 20

Variety: Giant Winter (organic*)

Can be grown in: Raised beds are perfect for growing leeks. Find out more about growing leeks in our growing guide below.

In the kitchen: Delicious in soups, stews and pies. You can steam, fry or boil. Finely chopping leeks brings out their flavour and texture.

Can be delivered from: Late April to July.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

The right site

Leeks like a sunny, sheltered spot that doesn’t get too waterlogged.

Can be grown in....

Raised beds are perfect or leeks, and you can grow them in a polytunnel too.

How far apart?

Plant leeks 15cm apart in rows 30cm apart.

Looking after your plants....

To plant your leeks, make a hole with a dibber or pencil 15- 20cm deep and pop your leek plant in.  Fill the hole with water and just allow it to soak away. This will draw enough soil over the plant to cover the roots and help to blanch the stems as the leek grows.


Label the rows

Label your rows so you know where your leeks are – they are easily lost.


Earth them up

Earth up (pull a little extra soil into a small mound around the leek) as they start to grow – this will give you leeks with more white on the stem.


Water weekly when dry

Water well every week during dry periods.


Weed with care

Carefully weed around your plants, particularly when they are still young.

Storage Tips

You should harvest leeks as you need them as they don’t store very well.

Ways to cook

Leeks love thyme. It’s a truly tasty combination and you can’t go wrong gently cooking chopped leeks in butter and adding handful of fresh thyme with a pinch of sea salt.

When we deliver
We usually deliver these plants through into July, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.

You can order from…
These plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.

Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email to let you know that your order is ready to be dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us, so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.