Growing Leeks

Organic Vegetable Gardening
Fact Sheet

Botanical name: Allium porrum

Seed

Leeks

Leeks picked

Planting time: SP,FA
Seeds per ounce: 12500
Ounces per square foot: 0.001
Minimum legal germination rate: 60%
Germination type: Short Germinating seeds

Notes
Leeks are easy to grow. Leeks are flavorful, nutritious and easier for us to digest than onions. They're tolerant of cold weather.

Leeks need deep rich soil to do well. Leeks are ready to harvest when they are around 24" tall or about 3/4" - 1" in diameter.

Planting

In garden spacing (inches): 6
In flat spacing (inches): Broadcast
Planting depth (inches): Cover seed with soil
Maximum number of plants per square foot: 6
Nutrient relationship:: Light Feeder

Harvest

Days to maturity: 133
Harvesting period (days): 28-56
Minimum yields in pounds /square foot: 2

Cultural

Diseases: Bacterial Blight, Fusarium Foot Rot, Leek Rust, White Rot, White Tips.
Insect pests:(Insect Pest Finder) Onion Maggot, Pea Leafminer, Thrips, Wheat Curl Mite

Varieties

'Albinstar', 'Arkansas', 'Bleu de Solaise', 'Durabel', 'Electra', 'Giant Musselburgh', 'King Richard', 'Large American Flag', 'Laura', 'Longina', 'Otina', 'Pancho', 'Parton', 'Splendid', 'St. Victor', 'Tadorna', 'Titan', 'Varna', 'Winter Giant'

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