Growing Leeks

We got our allotment in March 2015 and grew lots of vegetables for the first time.

Leeks were one of them.

One of the chaps on BBC’s Beechgrove Garden said he’d planted a full pack of leek seeds in a plant pot earlier in the year, I quickly went and did the same but it was the beginning of June by now.

I planted a packet of Lyon 2 (Prize Taker)

14 July 2015
We trimmed the roots and tops and dropped them into holes about 5″ deep and 5″ apart. To fill the holes with soil we watered with the rose off the watering can and the soil fell into place.
It’s now the end of August. The leeks we planted out in a raised bed have grown much better than the ones in the main bed. To make room for a new raised bed we moved the smaller leeks into the raised bed with the other ones we’d planted.
January 2016
Starting to look like leeks!
March 2016
Not the biggest leeks but they look good and taste amazing!
If we can grow leeks so can you!

Nothing beats growing your own vegetables. We’ve just planted some leek seeds in a pot to start the growing process that will provide us with leeks to eat in spring 2017.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Allotmental says:

    Leeks are better than onions šŸ˜‰šŸ˜‰šŸ˜‰

    1. Sharon says:

      Hmmmmm I do love onions, especially red onions and spring onions. First time I’ve grown and eaten home grown leeks and can’t wait to grow more this year! I am in love with my home grown vegetables!

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