Best position for winter leeks?


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Have some leeks that need planting there a winter type, can anyone tell me what would be the best spot to grow them?

Had some growing last year they did not grow to the largest but were big enough for a few pots of leek and mushroom soup.

My garden in winter floods in the centre, remains dryish on one side and dryish on the other with little sun light.

Would a raised bed be better for the drainage or would the leeks prefer a bed / plot that floods?
 
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If you remember that, to get the longest shank possible, planting deeply is preferred, I would not plant them in ground liable to flooding. The higher you can raise the bed, within reason, the better.
Does your plot get a lot of rain, or is it in a floodplain?
 
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It's mainly rain but does not drain away as the rest of the garden, the dryer areas are sheltered by trees, with the soil being more peat and does not retain moisture.
 
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Plant them in the dryer areas. You may at some point have to water if you get a dry spell, but good leeks are worth it.
 

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