Sunlight Requirements (where to plant related to sun)
- Full Sun
- Full Sun or Partially Shade
Soil Type (type of soil plant needs)
- Soil with Good Drainage
Climate Type (how tollerant is to frost?)
- Withstands Frost
Fragrant Plant (do flowers have an aroma?)
- No Fragrant Flowers
Difficulty Level (how hard is to cultivate this plant?)
Showing Season (which months can we sow seeds)
Planting Season (which months can we plant or transplant)
How to grow Leeks
Leeks are a wonderful vegetable. They can be grown even in difficult soils. You can cook them or make pie like leek pie (πρασόπιτα in Greek).
Other names for leeks
Latin name: Allium porrum. Alliaceae family
Greek name: Πράσο (single), Πράσα (plural)
Tips for growing leeks
Start leek from seeds
Leek seeds can be sown directly in the garden or in a nursery at home.
In the garden, sow the seeds at a depth of 1 cm and at a distance of 10 to 20 cm. Seeds will germinate in 8 to 16 days, depending on the soil temperature.
Transplanting leek seedlings
The seedlings are ready for transplanting when they reach a height of 20 cm.
When transplanting them, make sure that the first joint of the leaves is not covered.
Best soil for leeks
Leeks prefer soft, nutrient-rich soil. The soil should be well dug, at least 15 cm deep, because that is about how deep the leeks’ roots will reach.
Be sure to water the leeks regularly. They love water.
When to harvest leeks
Leeks are ready for harvesting when they have a diameter at the base equal to or greater than 2 cm.