How Often Should Leeks Be Watered?

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No crop would survive without water, no matter how hardy.  But too much watering can also negatively affect them.  That’s why it is important to know the amount of water a crop needs.

Leek is an herb that’s not very sensitive to a lot of things—the soil where it is planted and the climate where it is grown.

But leeks must be watered enough in order for them to germinate or when they are being transplanted.

The soil must be watered right away when the leek seedlings are being transplanted to help compact the soil.  Young plants should be watered regularly to help them get established to their new location.

To achieve the best production, leeks must be watered throughout their growth.  The soil must be prevented from drying out.  Otherwise, your crops will suffer water stress which can reduce your yields.  It can also affect the size of your plants.

Water your leeks to a depth of at least 18 inches every week.  If the water starts to accumulate at the base of your plants, add mulch to the soil.  Mulching would help it retain moisture and prevent your plants from rotting.

You can use compost, shredded leaves or grass clippings as your mulch.

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