Leeks

Leeks

Allium porrum

Plant family

Amaryllisgewächse (Amaryllidaceae) (Amaryllidaceae)

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Details

Light requirement

Semi-shaded

Water requirement

Wet

Soil

Light (sandy)

Nutrient requirement

High

Seeding distance

25 cm

Row spacing

30 cm

Seeding depth

1 cm

Instructions

Beginning of April

Transplanting

Mid of May

Planting

Description

Leek is an amaryllis plant with good heat and cold tolerance. In the first year, the thickened stem is formed for consumption. The dense root system loosens the soil for the following crop. Early cultivation for summer harvest is possible, as well as late cultivation for fall to winter harvest.

Origin:

Mediterranean

Growing tips

Leeks prefer deep, nutrient-rich soil. Seedlings should be preplanted and can be transplanted when they are about the thickness of a pencil. Mounding the leeks with soil provides white, smooth leek shafts and protects winter leeks from freezing.

Diseases

Gray Mold

Pests

Nematodes

Onion Fly