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Leek Bunching - Seeds
The leek is a vegetable, a cultivar of Allium ampeloprasum, the broadleaf wild leek.

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Description for Leek Bunching

Allium ampeloprasum is the scientific name of the Leek and has few cultivated varieties. The edible part of the plant is a bundle of leaf sheaths that is sometimes erroneously called a stem or stalk.

Common name(s): Leek
Flower colours: Tepals white, pink or red; anthers yellow or purple; pollen yellow
Bloom time: Autumn
Max reacahble height: Up to 2 feet
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow

Planting and care

The less hardy short-season leeks are planted in the spring. Sow indoors 8-10 weeks before the last expected spring frost. Plant seeds 1/2 inch deep in pots at least 6 inches deep, thinning to 1 inch apart when the seedlings are 3 inches tall. Use the soil with compost. Growing conditions on the cool side (60-65 degrees F) are best.

Hardened-off seedlings can be set out in the garden as soon as the soil can be worked. You can also plant leek seedlings 8-10 inches apart in a wide row by poking holes with the handle of a rake or hoe about 6 inches deep, then dropping the seedlings into the holes.

Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: Loose and well-drained
Water: Moderate
Temperature: 18 to 29 degrees C
Fertilizer: Use any organic fertilizer.

Caring for Leek Bunching

  • The plants need to be blanched, or have light excluded, by covering the stalks with soil as the plants grow.
  • Maintain a steady supply of nitrogen and plenty of water.


Summer and fall

Typical uses of Leek Bunching

Special features: Foliage

Culinary use: It is a part of food system.

Ornamental use: It can be grown as an ornamental plant for foliage and flower.

Medicinal use: NA



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5 / 5 reena kiran 29 October 2018
it was good..given good yield

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