3 Review (s)

  1. Alexander Novikov

    Leek: to grow a “leg”
    The most important thing when growing leeks is not to skimp on land. In addition to planting its seedlings in trenches, which I then fill in as they grow, I also hill them up twice.
    The first time I hill up the leeks is in mid-August, the second time – a month before harvesting. I only carry out hilling with damp soil, so if there is no rain, I make sure to water it. First, I loosen the soil and rake it towards the onion so that grooves are formed. I pour water into them, and when it is absorbed, I fill the grooves with soil brought from a free garden bed.
    In addition, in August I shorten the lower leaves, otherwise they will fall and break off, and in September I trim all the old outer ones, otherwise the trunks will begin to bend under their weight. In October, before harvesting, I cut off all the leaves, leaving only a fan 25-30 cm long.

    For winter storage, I harvest leeks in early November. I dig it up entirely, do not shake off the roots, but place the plants tightly in boxes directly with the soil. Then I bring them into a polycarbonate greenhouse. During storage, the “leg” of the leek is additionally bleached and even increases in size.

  2. L. Rumakina Moscow

    They say that you can no longer care for leeks in the summer. I did just that last year, but I grew leeks with thin stems. So, it was still wrong, or is there another reason?

    • OOO "Sad"

      Summer leek care is a must! Otherwise, a good harvest and thick legs cannot be obtained.
      This onion is planted in May with seedlings with deepening, so that the bleached false stems - legs - are longer. At the same time, its powerful root system needs aeration, so the soil must be constantly loosened. From the middle of the end of July, the plants are spudded, again - to get white legs. The resulting grooves are used for irrigation. In dry weather, this is done once a week, the water consumption is 20-25 l / sq. m. If you use mulch, you can loosen less often.
      At the end of July, the leek has the most growth, so top dressing will be required with a complete mineral fertilizer with a predominance of nitrogen or a mixture of ammonium nitrate and nitrophoska (1: 1) at 30-40 g / sq. m.


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