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Old November 5, 2017   #16
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What varieties do you grow?
Usually, whatever my local nursery carries. They are so generic, they just label them "Leeks".

Two years ago, I picked up leek seedlings from William Dam Seeds.

http://www.damseeds.ca/productcart/p...idCategory=145
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Old November 6, 2017   #17
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Two years ago I bought Belgian Breeder's Winter Mix leek seeds from Wild Garden Seeds in Oregon. "F7 population, a wondrous blend of leek colors, leaf widths, shaft lengths and diameters." I like getting a mix like this which will adapt to my garden.

I've just googled, and they are also being sold by other small seed companies.
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Two years ago I bought Belgian Breeder's Winter Mix leek seeds from Wild Garden Seeds in Oregon. "F7 population, a wondrous blend of leek colors, leaf widths, shaft lengths and diameters." I like getting a mix like this which will adapt to my garden.

I've just googled, and they are also being sold by other small seed companies.
Nice! I think I'll research that over the winter.
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The Belgian mix sounds great!

I notice from reading several seed sellers sites that there is quite a difference in winter hardiness of leeks (and so many kinds!) with the earliest leeks usually not the best to overwinter. So I'm not sure if there's much chance for me to find really hardy varieties that will also set seed earlier than American Flag here. (our season is so short!).

Blue Solaise is one I read is winter hardy in Vermont. And Bandit is hardy but quite late. In any case I'm going to try for the Mammoth this coming year, and see if I can overwinter them too.
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I overwintered Mammoth no problem, and we are in the same country, Bower
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I overwintered Mammoth no problem, and we are in the same country, Bower
I like your optimism!! Indeed, maybe a country of optimists.
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