Leek is very easy to start on water for growing on hydroponics afterwards.

From kitchen scraps, use a piece of leftover leek. Just the bottom part, the leaves cut off.

Place in a shallow dish of water. Refresh the water daily to avoid rot.

After 2 days, roots appear and the leaves have started growing:

Leek in hydroponics

After a few more days, roots are growing well. Two weeks later the plant can ban be transplanted in clay pellets and watered with nutrient solution.

Leek in hydroponics

Image sources

  • Leek in hydroponics: Own work
  • Leek in hydroponics: Own work

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