Just follow the instructions for growing leeks and these are never disappointing. Here in the Texas Panhandle where the summers get excessively hot and dry, my best plants thrive in my West side of the house garden where they get sun only about 4-5 hours per day. However, in the South (full sun all day) and East garden (no more than 2-3 hours of direct sun per day), they are equally plentiful. I start with a 6" deep trench that I continue to fill to 2" above throughout the growing season. Half of the fill is always compost materials. I'm satisfied with the 1.5-2" diameter leeks produced. But, with 2-3 gallons of frozen, chopped up leeks in the freezer, I'll need to cut back on this year's plantings. My wife uses them for everything!