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Leek Varieties to try

  • Almera Leek
    • An autumn type cropping from mid July to September. Long slender stems/mid green semi-upright leaves.
  • Atlantic Leek
    • Very good frost tolerance for winter cropping well into the new year.
  • Axima Leek
    • Long strong shaft without bulbing. Dark green erect foliage.
  • Below Zero F1 Leek
    • British breeding has combined the vigour of an F1 Hybrid with extreme cold tolerance to produce quality leeks which will withstand the harshest of weathers. Dark leaves, pure white stems with no bulbing, long standing ability and bolting and rust tolerant.
  • Blue Solaise Leek
    • A traditional French variety with deep blue-purple leaves. Superb flavour and very hardy.
  • Carentan Leek
    • Large thick stems with blue-green foliage. Crops late October to Early January.
  • Giant Winter Leek
    • Excellent late variety with heavy thick stems. Will stand in the ground for a long time.
  • Hannibal Leek
    • Fast growing variety for summer and autumn cropping.
  • Jolant Leek
    • Very early variety with a mild flavour. Use for mini-veg or grow on to harvest form August onwards. Grows vigorously and gives a high-density stem.
  • Mammoth Blanch Leek
    • A superior exhibition variety with extra long white blanch and thick, broad flag. Sow mid-January to early March at 15°C.Do not overwater seedlings as this may cause damping off. Harden off and plant out from early May.
  • Musselburgh Leek
    • Most popular variety/strong growing habit. Very winter hardy, thick stems. Ready from December onwards.
  • Oarsman F1 Leek
    • Medium to dark flag leaf, the plants remain virtually free from bolting even when direct drilled. Second early to mid season maturity slot. Shows good resistant to bolting.
  • Pot Leek
    • A true exhibition variety producing very large, heavy leeks.
  • Prizetaker/Lyon Leek
    • Uniform habit produces long thick white stems. As the name implies is ideal for the show bench. Matures from early autumn onwards.
  • Tadorna Leek
    • Medium length, very upright habit and extremely winter hardy. Crops from December to March.

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Category: Recipes

Fagiolini in Umido

Fagiolini in UmidoFagiolini in Umido

 This is a great dish to use some of the abundant Green Beans that should be available in the summer months Fagiolini in Umido is an Italian dside dish simply means Green Beans cooked in Tomato.

 

Aubergine Parmigiana

Aubergine ParmigianaAubergine Parmigiana

This simple aubergine parmigiana recipe from Italy makes a cosy mid-week meal. Serve this cheese, tomato and aubergine bake as a vegetarian main dish, with some wholewheat garlic bread or a peppery rocket salad, or you can also make it as a hearty side for for a meat dish.!

 

Oca or Potato Homity Pie Recipe

Homity PieHomity Pie

Homity pie is a traditional British open vegetable pie. The pastry case traditionally contains a filling of potatoes and an onion and leek mixture, which is then covered with cheese.  It has a history that dates back to the efforts of the Land girls of the Second World War and the restrictions imposed by wartime rationing.

Category: The Growing Season

The Growing Season

The growing season

The Growing Season varies in different parts of the United Kingdom, but in Hatfield Peverel we are blessed with a milder climate and enjoy a longer season than many parts of the country.

In this section of the web site I have tried to separate the season out into monthly sections to help and guide you through the most popular tasks and crops regularly grown on the allotment site, but if you would like a feature made of a particular vegetable or task, please get in touch and I will do my best to add it to the web site for you.

 

Jobs to do in October

Jobs to do in October

October is the month when it feels like the season is about to turn, the days start to shorten and the sun appears lower in the sky, the leaves change colour and fall to the ground and temperatures drop.  The first frost are likely too, which will be the end of many of your crops out in the open so if you still haven’t harvested frost sensitive crops now is the time before Jack Frost gets them!

 

Jobs to do in March

Jobs to do in March

Spring is starting and the new season is here

 Hopefully by now we are now standing on the threshold of Spring and the new gardening season. The days are beginning to lengthen and although it may not feel like it at times the temperatures are slowly increasing day by day. More importantly the longer days are the real trigger to new growth and you will find that with the help of a little protection you can really go for those early sowings

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