Variety: Bleu de Solaise (blue, winter leek)
Sown indoors: 13th February 2014
First Seedling: 19th February 2014
Germination: 6 days
Germination ratio: 22/28 seeds sown (by 28th February)
Two days after first appearance.
26th February: 7days old
21st March: 1 month old
After a couple of weeks on the bathroom windowsill, I moved these leeks outside into one of the growhouses and they are thriving.
17th May: These leeks are now living under the insect netting in one of the raised beds and are growing slowly but surely. They have a much darker blue/green colouration than the other variety I am growing.
6th June: The leeklings are now not far off from being ready to plant out …. but not this weekend, as the weather is a little on the stormy side.
18th June: the leeks were ready for planting out and I planted alternate rows of this variety and the other one, Jaune de Poitou. The cardboard tubes will help blanch the leaves, to create a longer section of tender white leek.