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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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Swiss Giant Zermatt Leek is Early Bold Variety
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Leek 'Swiss Giant, Zermatt'

An elegant variety with a long, slender stem, which despite its name forms excellent mini leeks when planted at high densities. It is ready for harvest by late summer—an advantage for those with limited space in the garden.
Sow: Early to mid-spring
Harvest: Midsummer to late fall
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun

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