Northern Queensland Permaculture

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Botanical Information

Botanical Information
Order Asparagales
Family Amaryllidaceae
Genus Allium
Common Name Leek
Species A. ampeloprasum

Maturity days

  • 105

Planting Months

Planting months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Permaculture uses

Permaculture uses
Usage 1 Usage 2 Usage 3

Growing condition comments

Growing Condition Comment
Drought Tolerant
Humidity tolerant
Planting area Wicking_bed
Sunlight Full_sun



Short comments

Produces a long cylinder of bundled leaf sheaths.

General comments

Space plants: 10 - 20 cm apart Can be grown with Carrots.

If planted in the dry season, they will survive well into summer (January, February) and remain in the garden. They can be harvested on an as-needed basis.

A member of the onion family. Looks rather like a large scallion or spring onion Grow in seed trays or punnets until about 20cm tall. Plant out into trenches or individual deep holes. Trenches should be about 20-25cm deep. Set the seedlings 10-15 cm apart then add enough soil to just cover the roots. As the plants grow fill the trench.

Leeks prefer moist clay soils. Keep soil moist and loose.


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