Thought to be native to the Mediterranean region, leeks are an Allium vegetable that marries exceptionally well with potatoes. Simple to grow and high in vitamins, leeks make a great garden crop, especially considering their often higher price tag at the grocery store.

They can be used as a milder substitute for onions in both raw or cooked preparations. Their high fiber content can help support a healthy digestive system and the vitamin K they provide contributes to healthy blood and bones.

how to grow leeks

Growing leeks in GardenSoxx® | Plant Family: Alliaceae


Nutritional Information For Leek

Nutritional Facts - per 100/g

Nutrient Amount % Daily Value
Calories 61 -
Total Fat 0.3 g -
Sodium 20 mg -
Potassium 180 mg -
Dietary Fiber 1.8 g -
Sugar 3.9 g -
Protein 1.5 g -
Vitamin C - 20%
Iron - 11%
Vitamin B6 - 10%
Magnesium - 7%


How to Grow Leek in Your GardenSoxx®

Leeks can be started from seed indoors for an early spring transplanting. While they have a long growing season, they tolerate cooler temperatures and can grow well into the fall. They grow fairly well in a tight space and only need about 3 inches of space between each seedling.

Leeks Seed to Harvest Time:  Approximately 120 days

leek planting guide

How to Harvest Leek

Harvest leeks when they are about 1 inch in diameter by simply pulling them up out of the soil and shaking off the dirt from their fibrous root system. Pull back 1 or two layers of the outermost leaves to clean off the leek and cut the roots down to about ¼ inch. The dark green tops can also be trimmed back for easier storage. Leeks can be stored in the fridge for about a week, or chopped up and either frozen or dehydrated for longer-term storage.

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