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My Gardening Fact Sheets

What I have learnt about: Leeks

Leeks will grow well in containers.

Leeks are normally grown in the cooler months of the year.

Leeks prefer full sun

Leeks prefer a lightly limed soil.

Sow leek seeds in seed raising mix.

Transfer seedlings into beds when they're around 15cm tall.

Mound up the soil as the leeks mature. This keeps the leeks blanched white.

Leeks take approx. 4-6 months to grow.

Harvest leeks by completely pulling them from the ground.



Leeks can be washed chopped and frozen for up to 3 months.


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