Start growing leeks today! Cousins to the delicious onion; leek plants are it’s sweet and mild counterpart. The most flavorful part of the leeks are it’s flavorful stems. Gardeners can grow them all winter long in grow zones 7 and above. Here’s how to start growing leeks today!
Grow Zone: Grow in zones 7 and above.
Water and Sun Needs: Place in an area of sun. Until the plants are established, water regularly, and after that only once weekly.
Average Size: They are root veggie and they are only expected to be 1-2 inches wide.
Plant Type: Vegetable
Special Features: It’s possible to grow this from vegetable cuttings. Additionally, this vegetable makes a great addition in winter dishes and soups.
How to Get Started: To begin, plant in an area of bright sunlight with well-draining soil. Be sure to plant each plant at least 6 inches apart in your garden. Before planting, it’s a good idea to lay down mulch or compost. Newly planted leeks should be soaked in a liquid plant fertilizer.
When to Harvest: Once the white stems grow to be at least 1 inch big. Depending on when you planted them, you should be able to harvest and store your leeks all winter long.
What to Plant It With: Begin growing with other winter harvest vegetables like Kale, Onions, and Garlic.
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