Light Requirement: Requires full sun during the day
Soil Requirement: It requires well-drained, loamy, and nutrient-rich soil. Soil texture should be crumbly and loose for some water holding capacity.
Water Requirement: Keeping the soil moist at all times is vital. The water evaporation can be prevented through mulching the soil.
Harvesting: Harvesting can be done after 100 days. Harvest the leek when you see stems have reached a diameter of 1 inch.
Important Growing Tip: Sow the seeds 1/2 inch deep directly in the desired pots 1 inch apart or use the seed trays and sow 2 seeds in each cell. Within 4-8 days they will germinate. Transplant it in the desired container when they grow about 6 inches tall.
You can start planting leeks in Kharif or Rabbi season.
Take a container with a depth of 10 inches, Container has to be filled with excellent quality potting soil.
When the plant reaches 6 inches in height then prepare it for transplanting, start the preparation of planting bed for the transplanting. Select a place in the sun that has the well-drained soil. The leek seedlings have to be planted at a minimum depth of 6 inches and also at a distance of 6 inches from each other.
Keep the container moist. The leeks should be water regularly.
Harvesting can be done after 100 days. Harvest the leek when you see stems have reached a diameter of 1 inch.
Level of professionalism
Kharif & Rabi
Days to Maturity
6 inches apart