How To Grow Leeks

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I never used to be a fan of this vegetable until I tasted my aunt’s famous leek and potato soup. I already know how to grow potatoes in bags or in a chicken wire tower. Th eonly other main ingredient left was this one, so I went online and looked up how to grow leeks.

Leeks are a member of the onion as well as garlic family, and they actually have the white part too although it is often smaller than the regular onion one. Leeks can be grown during summer or winter, so you can have two harvests each year. The taste is very similar to onion, but a little milder.

How To Grow Leeks

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • leek seeds or seedlings
  • compost
  • organic fertilizer
  • mulch
  • seedling trays (optional)

The easiest way to plant leeks is probably from seedlings, that you just transplant into the ground. If you do not have access to these you can always just germinate your seeds during winter, so that they are ready for transplant in late spring. Fertilize and water well during summer.

Leeks will be ready for harvest after between 100 to 140 days, most often it is sometime in mid October. Just in time for winter soup making, yay. There are many different ways of storing them, from your root cellar to freezing them in your fridge or even dehydrating them.

You can get more information on the Gardening Jones blog, here…

How To Grow Leeks

You can watch the video below on how to grow leeks…

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