Sunday, May 6, 2012

Leek Harvest

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I started these leeks last spring and left them to grow in a clump for most of the summer.  Last August, I dug the clump up and set them out individually to grow for a winter harvest.

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Because of the move, I never did get around to harvesting them this past winter.  And because of the mild winter we experienced, they continued to grow and thrive unprotected.  Normally, they would have been toast by January.  This past week, I decided to dig them up before the weather got too hot and they decided to bolt.

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Not a true first harvest for this year but I'll take it.

11 comments:

  1. Wow, now those are beautiful. We love leeks. Nicely done!

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  2. I consider anything actually harvested in the current year - the current year harvest. Those are drop dead gorgeous leeks! Well done Thomas!

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  3. Your Leeks look amazing! I have never grown leeks but I think I will add them to the list for next year.

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  4. Beautiful leeks. I like the way you grew them too. It was a good use of space. I didn't plant any leeks this year.

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  5. They look great...and I am positive they will taste wonderful!

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  6. Really nice leeks! Mine are always so small down here, they need a tad more chill that I can give them :)

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  7. Nice leeks, I like the way you grow them, in clumps first, that gives me hope, they take so long to size up.

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  8. Those are very nice leeks! I have never attempted to grow them but might throw some seeds into the ground and see if they'll make it.

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  10. Wow, what beautiful leeks. I'm really impressed.

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