Container Gardening for Wild Leeks? [split from Ontario]
- pinstripeprincess Apr 19, 2007 08:23 AM
would it be possible to grow my own on say... a condo balcony? i realize the beauty of them being wild is from what it gathers in the soil, but i'm curious to know how they'd fare in a more urban/controlled environment.
I don't think they would do well in a container garden. Wild leeks seem to associate with certain types of forest environments - so they might need something in the soil or some type of dappled lighting. I planted mine in a mixed bit of bush, among maples and other hardwoods. It's also slightly damp - which I think they like. A container garden would allow the roots to become frozen and dehydrated in the winter, and might not hold the dampness in the spring. As soon as the heat of summer hits, the leaves yellow and collapse - like tulips. So they're not a pretty plant.
Having said that - you can try it. Nothing to lose, is there? I'm going out to check on my leeks right now. Will report back asap.