Garden Guide for Zone 8b
Leeks are a type of vegetable that belong to the same family as onions, shallots, and garlic. They have a mild, onion-like taste and are often used in soups and stews.
- Soil: well-drained, fertile soil
- Water: regularly
- Light: full sun
- Sowing Method: direct sow or transplant
- Growing Days: 120
Planting Instructions: Sow leek seeds indoors in late winter, then transplant to the garden in early spring. Plant leeks in a trench and gradually fill it in as they grow, which will blanch the stems and make them tender and delicious.
Harvest Instructions: Harvest leeks when they are about 1 inch in diameter. Cut them at the soil line and leave the roots in the ground to produce a second crop.