Growing this plant in varied soils is easy as the plant accommodates many soils that are not waterlogged. The hardy abilities of this plant help it to grow at all times even during harsh winter times. Moisture in the soil during the growing season is important. Applying manure to the soil in average amounts helps to a healthy leek production. Application of organic compost is well-conducted dug in the soil before planting and during the growing period.
I realized leeks work best on firm soil. They best follow other vegetables like cabbages or peas over crop rotation practices. They should not follow a crop that is leguminous growing under the soil like potatoes as this leaves the soil very loose. Varying the locations of leek growth is vital in helping prevention of attack by pests or other vegetable diseases.
I found planting leeks in a soilless mix before taking it to the grounds outdoors good. Leeks are biennial and can be planted for the spring and the fall period. Planting the germinated baby leeks to the ground requires watering during the dry period. The use of compost for the soil adds nutrients to the plants. Adding mulch helps retain soil moisture inside and keep weeds away. Loose soil that is mixed with sand has proved helpful for my farm helping the leeks grow healthy and with a smooth texture.