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Leeks in a bumdle



General information

  • Allium ampeloprasum, Leeks
  • Allium family
  • Sunlight: full sun.
  • Soil conditions: well drained soil, high in organic matter.
  • Best grown as a transplant.
  • Blanch with soil to increase white shanks.

Successful cultivars

  • King Richard (75 days) Early, large, leeks with long white shanks.
  • Lancelot (75 days) Disease tolerant and bolt resistant.


Common pests & diseases

  • Leek Rust
  • Blotch
  • Powdery Mildew
  • Thrips
  • Leek Moths

This publication was created by Master Gardeners Rick Judd and Gail Hermenau. Photos courtesy of Gail Hermenau.

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