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Leek

Allium porrum

St David's lily, Cenhinen

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Grown for their long fleshy stems and strong taste, this species is a staple vegetable in many countries and is widely grown. This plant also has great ornamental value, producing large, spherical, pompom-like blooms on tall bare stems.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Harvest early summer. Pull the whole plant up and cut off excess roots.

Propagation

Seed
Sow into seed trays early Spring and transplant into beds once grown enough to handle.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Mediterranean
Natural climate
Europe, Eurasia

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Sand, Clay, Chalk, Compost, Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Alkaline, Acid
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Edible
Leeks are used in a multitude of recipes and cuisines.

Personality

Family
Amaryllidaceae
Flower colour
Range from white to deep purple, White, Purples
Scent
Mild - Slight onion-like scent

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