Leeks are a cool-season biennial that often overwinters to provide a second harvest the following year. Unlike other vegetables, leeks prefer constantly moist soil. A 1-cup serving of leeks is low in Sodium, and very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol.
Excellent varieties for Utah include:
- Large American Flag
- King Richard
Leeks will grow in all soil types provided they are rich, well drained, moist, and fertile. Before planting, incorporate 4-6 inches of well-composted organic matter and 1-2 lb of all-purpose fertilizer (16-16-8) per 100 square feet. Work compost and fertilizer into the soil to a depth of 6-8 inches.
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