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Description

The leek is a vegetable, a cultivar of Allium ampeloprasum, the broadleaf wild leek.

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.

Seeds Specifications

Seeds per Packet 50
Common Name Leek
Height Up to 2 feet
Flower Colour Tepals white, pink or red; anthers yellow or purple; pollen yellow
Bloom Time Autumn
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • 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

Leek Bunching 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
Watering Moderate
Soil Loose and well-drained
Temperature 18 to 29 degrees C
Fertilizer Use any organic fertilizer.
Harvest Season Summer and fall

Leek Bunching special feature

Foliage

Leek Bunching uses

Ornamental Use:

  • It can be grown as an ornamental plant for foliage and flower

Culinary Use:

  • It is a part of food system

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do leek bunching grow?

On average leek bunching grows Up to 2 feet

What color are leek bunching ?

A leek bunching plant bears flowers of color Tepals white, pink or red; anthers yellow or purple; pollen yellow

How hard is leek bunching to grow?

A leek bunching is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a leek bunching need?

A leek bunching prefers Full sun

How much water does a leek bunching need?

A leek bunching prefers watering Moderate

What kind of soil does a leek bunching need?

Loose and well-drained

What temperature does a leek bunching like?

18 to 29 degrees C

How should I fertilize my leek bunching ?

Use any organic fertilizer.

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