Leeks

Leeks

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Description

Curated for container and raised bed gardening, each seed pack represents 1 square foot of garden space - Perfect for planning your LifeSpace Garden.

Leeks are really easy to grow, and add a great flavour to your cooking! Leeks like lots of sun, but don't like it too hot, so spring and fall are the best times to plant. They take a long time to grow! But the flavour is worth it...

Seeds per Pack: 18-20 | Spacing per square foot: 9

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Companion Plants

Leeks can tolerate nasturtium, calendula, marigolds, but they prefer to be on their own, free from competition. 

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Spacing

Plant 9 seeds per square foot

Sun Exposure

Leeks need 6-8 hours or more of sunlight

Start Indoors

Feb, Mar

Transplant Outside

April, May, June

Direct Seed

May

Harvest

July, Aug, Sep

how do i grow leeks?

To grow your own transplants, sow in a flat in late winter (early Feb). When plants are large enough to handle, transplant to 1 1/2 inch cells in the same soil that you’ll use in the container that they will grow in. A week after last spring frost, plant your leeks outside by making a holes 2” apart with a pencil 4 inches deep and plant your leeks in the holes.

Hill your plants every couple weeks to get longest edible stems. Keep reservoir full and fertilize every month or so. Needs lots of food and water and a space free from other competing plants because of their shallow root system. They need as much sun as possible

harvesting

Harvest the entire plant once they are big enough, but before the first hard frost (usually early November in BC's South Coast)

Helpful Tips and Tricks

Add soil and mound around plants throughout the growing process to get more of the white edible root

Nutrition

Greens 1 cup: Vitamin A (206%), Vitamin C (134%), Vitamin K (684%), Vitamin B6 (9%), Manganese (26%), Copper (10%), Calcium (9%)

Preparing and using

Packed in damp sand or peat moss, harvested leeks will keep 6-8 weeks in a cool place. However, the longer they sit the more flavour they loose! Be sure to wash them really well

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