Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Adventures with Leeks

I pushed the harvesting until November. My reading said October for leeks. Our weather has been mild, so I gave it a try. I planted a four foot row. I didn't know what I was doing, and didn't thin them. You are suppose to build sand up around the bottom, to keep them white. I didn't do that either, since I am a lazy gardener.
This defiantly was a labor of love. I love leek soup, but I don't think I will be growing or harvesting leeks again. There's the twice trimming while growing, the picking, more trimming, washing and more washing. Then I laid them on trays to be placed into the freezer, so they wouldn't stick together. When they were frozen, I tucked small bunches into freezer bags, and refroze.
If anyone has a good potato and leek soup recipe, they'd like to pass along, please let me know.


  1. Leeks are hard to maintain. Congrats for the good job of planting them. Now you enjoy harvesting your goods.

  2. I just made a great veal stew with lots of leeks. It was from the book Cuisine of the Rose.

  3. Those leeks looked wonderful. Thanks for the warning about high maintanence, I can barely grow potatoes....

    CB in Alaska