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Leek

Botanical Information

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

Maturity days

  • 105

Planting Months

Planting months
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Permaculture uses

Permaculture uses
Usage 1 Usage 2 Usage 3
Vegetable

Growing condition comments

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

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Short comments

Produces a long cylinder of bundled leaf sheaths.

General comments

Space plants: 10 - 20 cm apart Compatible with (can grow beside): Carrots A member of the onion family. Looks rather like a large scallion or spring onion Grow in seed trays or punnets until about 20cm (8in) tall. Plant out into trenches or individual deep holes. Trenches should be about 20-25cm (8-10in) deep. Set the seedlings 10-15 cm (4 - 6in) 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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