Growing Leeks From Seed - Knowledgebase Question

Vandalia, IL
Question by cehlert
March 11, 1998
When and how do you plant leek seeds, and what care do they need?


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Answer from NGA
March 11, 1998

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Leeks are cool-season plants and are grown much like onions. Direct sow them into a rich, well-drained garden soil, at a depth of 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch deep and 1-2 inches apart. To maintain the white color, mound soil up around the leek as it grows, or pile straw or other material around the maturing leeks. Harvest when the leeks are one-inch or more in diameter.

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