Permaculture companion plants for Leek

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Beet Beet
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beta_trigyna
true
Moist
Full sun
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Chenopodiaceae
0.9
Leaves, Root
Perennial
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Beta trigyna
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Carrot Carrot
3-10
Biennial
Full sun
Moist
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
1.2
Leaves, Root
Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
Möhre, Karotte
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Daucus carota sativus
Carrot (Daucus carota sativus) is a type of root vegetable that is native to Europe and Asia. It belongs to the family Apiaceae, which includes around 300 species of plants. Carrots are a popular crop, known for their sweet, crunchy roots and vibrant orange color. The plant has a tall, slender growth habit and can reach a height of up to 2-3 feet. The leaves are green and feathery, and the flowers are small and white or purple in color. To grow carrots successfully, it is important to choose a location with well-drained, sandy soil and full sun. The plant prefers cool temperatures and should be protected from frost. Carrots can also be grown in containers, and will benefit from regular watering and fertilization. The plant is relatively easy to grow and requires little maintenance, but can be susceptible to pests and diseases, such as carrot fly and root rot. Carrots are a valuable source of vitamins and minerals, and are used in a variety of dishes, including soups, stews, and salads. The roots can be eaten fresh or cooked, and can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks. In addition to their culinary uses, carrots have a number of medicinal properties, and have been used to treat a variety of ailments, including indigestion, constipation, and respiratory disorders. Carrots are also a valuable food source for many types of wildlife, including birds, insects, and small mammals. The flowers attract bees and other pollinators, and the roots are eaten by animals such as rabbits and deer. Show

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Celery Celery
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celery
true
Moist
Partial sun/shade
5-9
Ajwain-ka-patta (indian)
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Apiaceae or umbelliferae
0.6
Sellerie
Herbs
Leaves, Root, Seed
Annual, Biennial
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Apium graveolens
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Onion Onion
3-9
Annual
Full sun
Moist
Light (sandy), Medium
0.6
Herbs
Bulb, Flowers, Leaves, Root, Seed
Seed - direct sow, Seed - transplant
Spring or fall
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onion
Garden onion
Alliaceae
Zwiebel
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Allium cepa
50°f, 10°c
Seed indoors 6 weeks before transplanting in the garden
2-6 inches
6.0-7.0
Allium
Onion (Allium cepa) is a plant species in the family Amaryllidaceae. It is native to central Asia and is commonly grown as a vegetable in many parts of the world. Onions are biennial plants, meaning they typically have a two-year life cycle. In the first year, the onion forms a small, rounded bulb with thin, papery skin. In the second year, the onion will produce a tall stem with hollow, elongated leaves and a small, spherical flower head. Onions are typically grown for their bulbs, which are used as a food ingredient in many dishes. The bulbs can vary in size and shape, depending on the variety, but are generally spherical or oblong in shape and range in size from about 2-4 inches in diameter. Onions are commonly differentiated by their color, which can range from white to yellow to red. Onions prefer well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. They should be planted in a sunny location and will benefit from regular watering, especially during dry periods. Onion bulbs can be harvested when they reach the desired size, typically after about 100-150 days of growth. To store onions, they should be dried and cured in a cool, dry place for about two weeks before being placed in a mesh bag or other breathable container. Onions are edible and are commonly used as a food ingredient in many dishes. The bulbs are the most commonly used part of the plant, but the leaves and stems can also be used in cooking. Onions have a pungent, spicy flavor and are often used to add flavor to soups, stews, and other dishes. Onions can be stored for several months if properly dried and cured. In addition to their use as a food ingredient, onions have also been used for their medicinal properties. They have been used to treat a variety of ailments, including coughs, colds, and respiratory infections. Onions are also sometimes used as a natural fertilizer, due to the high levels of sulfur and other nutrients they contain. Onions are not known to provide significant value to wildlife. They are not a preferred food source for most animals and do not provide any significant habitat value. However, some insects, such as the onion maggot, can be pests of onion crops. Show

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Spinach Spinach
4-8
Annual
Full sun, Partial sun/shade
Moist
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
0.3
Herbs
Leaves, Seed
Seed - direct sow, Seed - transplant
3 weeks prior to last frost date
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinach
Fast
Chenopodiaceae
Spinat
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Spinacia oleracea
carminative, laxative, hypoglycaemic; against inflammation
from March to June; Aug to Sep
2 weeks
start seeds indoors 8 weeks prior to last frost date
Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a leafy green vegetable native to central and southwestern Asia. The plant has smooth, glossy, and dark green leaves that are arranged in a rosette pattern. It has a long, thick stem that is typically green or red in color, depending on the variety. The plant grows to a height of 6-8 inches and produces small, inconspicuous flowers. Spinach grows best in cool, moist conditions and prefers full sun or partial shade. To cultivate it successfully, the soil should be well-draining and rich in organic matter. The plant can be grown from seed and is typically ready for harvest in about 50-60 days. Successional sowing once per month/every two weeks is recommended for continuous supply. Spinach is highly nutritious and is a good source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as calcium, potassium, and iron. The edible parts of the plant include the leaves and stems, which can be eaten fresh or cooked. Spinach should be stored in the refrigerator and used within a few days of harvest to maximize its nutritional value. In addition to its culinary uses, spinach has been used medicinally to treat a variety of conditions, including anemia, high blood pressure, and inflammation. The plant can also be used as a fertilizer, as its leaves are rich in nitrogen and other nutrients. Spinach can provide valuable habitat and food for a variety of wildlife, including birds and insects. Show

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