Leek plant grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Allium also known as Allium ampeloprasum, Leek plant is a perennial plant because the vegetative reproduction of the bulbs, the bulb is biennial and used as annual plant grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-11. Leek plant leaves
Leaves green in the top white in bottom, the leave grow in radial connected growth, the young leaves start to grow from the middle.
Flowers small the color is white to pink-purple, the flower grow on stem as inflorescence in a umbel shape, the bulb small white
Bulb is made from layers that grow in radial oblong shape, the layers color can white, the size 2-5 cm, the taste depend on the cultivars some spicy and some sweet
Leek plant for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy VIDEO How to grow Leek plant growing and care:
Mulch, rich soil, well drain soil, free of rocks, nitrogen
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Bulb Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction? No, but possible Difficulties or problems when growing: Onion fly, Onion thrips All year Planting season: Onion fly, Onion thrips Pests and diseases: Pruning season: All year How to prune: Stem of inflorescence Size of the plant? 0.5-2 m, 20-80 inches Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing / Medium growing Average amount of water Water requirement: Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes Blooming information Summer Bloom season: General information about the flower Small white to pink-purple, the flower grow on stem as inflorescence in a umbel shape Thinning the bloom: Recommend to the thinning the stem of inflorescence unless the need in the seeds Pollination is done by: Bees, flies Edible leaves Leaves harvesting season: All year Recommend to pick all the plant from the ground when it’s fully grown How to harvest the leaves? Information about leaves: Leaves color green in the top white in bottom, the leave grow in radial growth the young leaves start to grow from the middle Uses of Leek plant leaves: Cooked Edible bulb White small bulb Information about Leek plant’s bulb: When to pull up Leek plant’s bulb: All year, depend in cold area no Uses of Leek plant bulb Cooked, meat ball : Scientific name:
Blooming Seasons Spring flowers Summer flowers Edible Parts Edible leaves Edible Roots Culinary uses Cooked Eaten raw Herbs Salad Spices Flower colors Pink flower Purple flower White flower Climate Mediterranean Climate Subtropics Climate Temperate Climate Harvest Season Autumn Harvest Spring Harvest Summer Harvest Winter harvest Plant growing speed Average growing plants Fast growing plants Plant life-form Deciduous Evergreen Geophyte Herbaceous Leaf plant Perennial plant Plant Uses Planting Season Autumn Planting Spring Planting Summer planting Winter planting Plants sun exposure Full sun Plants Part shade Plants Watering plants Hardiness zone Hardiness zone 10 Hardiness zone 11 Hardiness zone 6 Hardiness zone 7 Hardiness zone 8 Hardiness zone 9