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Leeks

The leaves of leeks are flat and straplike. See more pictures of leeks & leeks recipes.

Although they are members of the onion family, leeks boast a sweeter, more delicate flavor than their onion cousins. This makes leeks a very popular ingredient, featured in many delicious vegetable recipes. In this article, we'll talk about growing leeks.

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About Leeks

The leek is a hardy biennial that is grown as an annual. It's a member of the onion family but has a stalk rather than a bulb. The leaves are flat and strap-like instead of hollow.

Common Name: Leeks

Scientific Name: Allium ampeloprasum; Porrum Group

Hardiness: Very Hardy (will survive first frost)

In the next section, we'll show you how to grow leeks.

Try:

  • Vegetable Recipes: Find delicious recipes that feature leeks.
  • Vegetable Gardens: Grow a full harvest of great vegetables this year.
  • Gardening: We answer your questions about all things that come from the garden.

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