1.27.14 Winter Leeks

1.27.14 Winter Leeks

Overwintered leeks — the first harvest of the year, and the last from the previous one.  This mix of King Sieg and Siegfried leeks, both hardy varieties, has weathered this season’s subzero temperatures with surprising tenacity. 

1.27.14 Winter Leeks

Even the trimmings are put to good use, and enriched a recent batch of chicken stock.

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12 Responses to 1.27.14 Winter Leeks

  1. Why do your harvests always look so much bigger and better than mine? Must be all that cold weather.

  2. Michelle says:

    Amazing, I would never think that anything edible would survive the weather that you’ve been enduring, much less look so great!

  3. Wow! I didn’t think that anything could survive our cold temperatures. But your leeks look beautiful!

  4. Liz says:

    I wish I had the patience for leeks, but they just look too pathetic for too long and inevitably I plant something else near them which goes on to smother them…. One day, when I learn to be patient I will grow them but until then I will just have to keep giving the local growers my business.

  5. Barbie says:

    Your leeks are certainly triple the size of mine. LOL They look fantatic, especially knowing it is THAT cold there.

  6. Norma Chang says:

    Beautiful leeks. I too use my trimmings in stock.

  7. Dave Velten says:

    Beautiful leeks. They are amazingly hardy. A couple of years ago, before raised beds, I left leeks in the garden and the soil froze solid. I had to wait for a thaw to extract them, but the leeks were fine.

  8. Simona says:

    Hurrah for leeks! I also put to good use the trimmings: they are great in stock.

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