It's leeking!

inuloverMarch 3, 2014

I just pulled some of my first ever leeks. They are on their way to the soup kettle.

Larry

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whgille(FL 9b)

Hi Larry

Those are some great looking leeks! How did you do that? Leek and potato soup is one of my favorites.

Silvia

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 4:58PM
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pnbrown

Yeah, I'm impressed. Leeks tend to thrive in cold climates.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 7:11PM
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loufloralcityz9

Nice job Larry, I also enjoy growing leeks for my soups.

Lou

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 8:22PM
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inulover

Thanks Lou.

Silvia, I started them last fall at the same time I put in the garlic. They were transplanted into 5 gallon buckets of your potting mix. I put them near the bottom and added more mix as they grew to blanch the stems. I did pots in lieu of a trench in the ground because trenches in this sand tend to collapse quickly.

Unlike most of the other vegetables I've tried to grow, the rodents don't seem to like the alliums.

Larry

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 11:20PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Larry, that is a good idea! I will try that the next cold season. Your garlic is doing well, I hope to see some bulbs, maybe.:)

Silvia

    Bookmark   March 4, 2014 at 6:05AM
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inulover

The garlic is looking different this year. Last year the plants looked like any onion would and ended up being single cloves. This year most of the plants have bunches of chive size leaf bundles inside the main sheath. I'm don't know whats going on under ground, but something is different, hopefully heads.

Larry

    Bookmark   March 5, 2014 at 3:08PM
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thonotorose

I suggest you cut those roots and about 1/4 inch of white and replant. A new plant will frequently form as an offshoot.

In doing that, I've had leeks summer over small and take off again in fall. They have also bloomed and set seeds. These were from the store.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2014 at 8:40PM
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thonotorose

Should of added...

Those are beauties!

    Bookmark   March 5, 2014 at 8:41PM
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loufloralcityz9

Thonotorose,
You can also cut and replant the base that same way with store celery, onions, carrots, and a couple of other plants I just can't recall right now.

Lou

    Bookmark   March 6, 2014 at 7:11PM
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