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Allium Family: Leeks, Garlic

Learn more about the Allium family — particularly leeks and garlic — with our thorough plant guide that shows you when to sow and harvest, plus the best conditions for these plants.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Leek 'Hannibal'

This handsome leek has deep green leaves and a long, white, straight stem. Suitable for fall and early winter cropping, it also produces impressive mini leeks when planted close together.
Sow: Early to mid-spring
Harvest: Early fall to early winter
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun

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