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Posted by on Apr 1, 2012 in Leeks, Vegetables | 0 comments

How to Grow Leeks

How to Grow Leeks

Name: Leeks   Description: *Related to onions and look like overgrown scallions.   *A wonderful, flavorful, mild-tasting vegetable.   *A vegetable that is cold tolerant, easy to grow, and yet for some odd reason, expensive to buy. They are eaten cooked.   *Like other onions, they like plenty of water and a rich soil.   *You can grow two separate crops –summer leeks and winter leeks.   Position: *Use a sunny spot, and be careful not to grow on a garden patch that recently had brassicas (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower) because the onions will grow poorly.   *Lime the soil is the pH is below 6.0 and give it plenty of organic matter. The soil needs to be pulverized but not to a great depth because the plants are shallow rooted.   Propagation: *You can start both summer and winter leeks in the greenhouse in early March. Later on in the spring, transplant them into rows in the garden, spaced at 6 inches apart. For both crops to work, you...

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